BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground Public Schools continued to tweak its sexual health education policy Monday, allowing teachers in high school electives to address human development and reproduction.
The school board voted in October to scrap requirements that it teach sexual health education. Instead, the district decided it would only offer fifth-grade human growth and development, as well as the limited lessons required by state law.
But Monday’s change adds high school elective courses to that slate of exceptions, predominantly affecting Advanced Placement courses that address topics overlapping with sexual health education. The board voted 4-1 on the change, with board member Tina Lambert casting the only no vote.
Allison Tuchardt, the district’s director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, said her department heard concerns