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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-30


Family Life Education (FLE)

A.  Generally

The school board approves the inclusion of family life education (FLE) in the curriculum. Instruction shall be organized and maintained under State Department of Education guidelines for locally developed FLE curriculum content.

B.  Instructional Materials

All instructional materials used in family life education (FLE) must be approved by the school board. No materials relating to FLE may be available for circulation to students through the school libraries or resource and media centers unless the school board has approved these materials.

C.  Staff Training

All teachers selected by the superintendent or a designee to teach FLE shall receive training in training programs sponsored by the school board.

D. Separate Sessions

As determined in the locally developed FLE curriculum, portions of classes in the FLE program which deal exclusively with human sexuality may be conducted in separate sessions for boys and girls.

E.  "Opt-out" Procedures

The superintendent will develop "opt-out" procedures for parents or guardians who do not want their children included in all or part of the FLE program.

F.  Disabled Students

The superintendent, or a designee, shall develop a plan for including family life education in the individualized education plan (IEP) of disabled students.

Legal Reference:

Code of Va., § 22.1-207.1. Family life education.

Code of Va., § 22.1-207.2. Right of parents to review certain materials; summaries distributed on request.

U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare/Office of Civil Rights, Final Title IX Regulation Implementing Education Amendments of 1972 Prohibiting Sex Discrimination in Education (Effective date: July 21, 1975.)

Virginia Board of Education, Guidelines, Family Life Education. (Approved December 8-9, 1987).


Adopted by School Board:  June 8, 1989
Amended by School Board:  August 14, 1989
Amended by School Board:  January 16, 1990
Amended by School Board:  July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)