Learn the Policy Landscape
- Clear understanding of the sex education components that are allowed, mandated, or restricted.
Ensure you're familiar with existing requirements and regulations that govern sex education. School-based sex education must comply with different types of policy, including: state legislative policy, state education department policy, and local school board policy. Requirements may include a mandate that school districts form a school health advisory committee (SHAC) to participate in the review, selection, and adoption of sex education curricula or they may define what topics are mandated to cover (or avoid).