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KHSD considers changes to sex ed

People discuss policy changes to sex education at a meeting of the Kern High School District trustees Monday night, Feb. 6, 2017. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Matt Boone)

Changes to the Kern High School District's sex education policy were discussed at a board meeting Monday night.

The changes would make the district compliant with state laws requiring schools to provide sexual health education in grades seven though 12.

During public comment, trustees J. Bryan Batey and Mike Williams disagreed over the merits of adding remedial sex education courses in the 11th grade.

Audrey Chavez, the director of Bakersfield's AIDS Project, said the district used to have a comprehensive and successful program.

The board approved the first reading. A second reading of the new policy will be presented to the board at an upcoming meeting before a final decision is made.

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