Parents snubbed on sex ed decision

Friday, March 4, 2016
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

sex educationAfter a year of contentious deliberations, the Omaha Public Schools' Board of Education has ignored the wishes of many parents and adopted new revisions to the sex education curriculum.

Members of Nebraskans for Founders' Values began talking to parents about two of the most contentious issues among the proposed revisions: abortion and emergency contraception. Retired teacher Maris Bentley says those items were removed after a heated board of education meeting last October attended by hundreds of angry parents.

"And that's ... really how 1,800 people ended up showing up at the forum on October 20, [2015] because people were rightly concerned – and, like me, [they were] horrified at the content of this," she tells OneNewsNow.

The content Bentley refers to is found in the CSE (Comprehensive Sex Education) curriculum, which is backed by Planned Parenthood.

NebraskaHowever, at a meeting in late January – according to Founders' Value executive director Mark Bonkiewicz – the board unanimously voted them back into the approved changes because of two influential board members.

"And they were just very strong proponents and said, Oh no, those definitely have to be in," he shares. "And so they were able to influence the rest of them and [the two issues] were re-added to the agenda, which of course is terrible."

However, under the new standards parents of fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders must choose to opt their children into the lessons. Older students (seventh-grade and above) may be opted out.

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