Family Life Education (FLE) 6-30

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


Family Life Education (FLE)

  1. Generally

    The School Board approves the inclusion of Family Life Education (FLE) in the curriculum. Instruction shall be organized and maintained under applicable law and the Virginia Department of Education regulations and guidelines for locally developed FLE curriculum content.

  2. Instructional Content and Materials

    All instructional content covered in Family Life education must be approved by the School Board. Instructional staff must use only those materials provided by the Department of Teaching and Learning. No other materials relating to FLE may be available for circulation to students. Parents/legal guardians and adult students must be provided the opportunity to review all FLE materials before FLE instruction is provided.

  3. Staff Training

    The Superintendent or designee shall select and provide training for those teachers authorized to teach FLE instruction. No person shall provide FLE instruction unless so selected and authorized.

  4. Separate Sessions

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

  5. "Opt-out" Procedures

    The Superintendent will develop "opt-out" procedures for parents/legal guardians who do not want their children included in all or part of the FLE program. Adult students may "opt-out" of inclusion in all or part of any FLE program.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-207.1, as amended. Family life education.

Code of Virginia §22.1-207.1:1, as amended. Family life education; certain curricula and Standards of Learning.

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

Virginia Board of Education Regulations 8VAC20-131-170, as amended. Family Life Education.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations 8VAC20-671-560, as amended. Family Life.

Virginia Board of Education, Guidelines, Family Life Education. (Revised September 2016), as amended.

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)
Amended by School Board: February 27, 2018