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For the first time in more than two decades, Texas has revised its sex ed curriculum standards.

 

The next step? Preparing our families, schools, districts, and communities for the new standards to take effect in 2022.

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Texas is ready to lead in sex ed

65%

By the end of high school, 65% of Texas students report having been sexually active.

 (Source: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2019)

22

Every 22 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, 2019.)

75%

75% of Texans support abstinence-plus sex ed, including all major demographic, regional and political groups.

(See poll results here)

(Source: Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen

 

Pregnancy polling data, March 2020)

Implementation Timeline

Parents, students, teachers, administrators and more will all have a role to play in ensuring a successful implementation of the new Health TEKS in 2022.

November 2020: SBOE adopted new Health Education curriculum standards

Fall, 2021: SBOE will approve Health Education Instructional Materials 

2022-23 school year: School districts will begin to teach the new Health Education TEKS

Sex education curriculum adoption

How does the process work?

Recommendations

School health advisory councils (SHACS) hold at least two public meetings on the proposed curriculum.

Community Input

The SHAC presents the recommendation to the school board at a public meeting. 

Adoption

The board of trustees adopts the curriculum

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Young people in Texas deserve high-quality, medically accurate sex education.

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