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Texas is ready to lead in sex ed
By the end of high school, 65% of Texas students report having been sexually active.
(Source: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2019)
Every 25 minutes, a baby is born to a teen in Texas.
Texas has the 9th highest teen birth rate and the second highest repeat teen birth rate nationwide.
(Source: Texas Campaign analysis of CDC Natality data, 2021.)
Parents, students, teachers, administrators and more all have a role to play in ensuring a successful implementation of the new Health TEKS.
November 2020: SBOE adopted new Health Education curriculum standards
Fall, 2021: SBOE approved Health Education Instructional Materials
2022-23 school year and beyond: School districts will teach the new Health Education TEKS
Sex education curriculum adoption
How does the process work?
School health advisory councils (SHACS) hold at least two public meetings on the proposed curriculum.
The SHAC presents the recommendation to the school board at a public meeting.
The board of trustees adopts the curriculum