Kevin Richert, Education   Published at 4:54 pm, March 20, 2019 | 

Updated at 4:58 pm, March 20, 2019

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BOISE — A controversial sex education “opt-in” bill is dead for the session.

Citing a range of concerns — including the potential cost to schools, and the potential impact on a variety of academic disciplines — the Senate Education Committee voted Wednesday to hold the bill in committee.

One of the most hotly debated education bills of the year, House Bill 120 would have fundamentally restructured Idaho’s sex education law. Currently, parents can choose to opt their children out of sex-ed classes. HB 120 would have required parental consent before a student could participate

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