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Tucson Unified board delays vote, again on controversial sex education curriculum

Posted at 4:17 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 01:34:50-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Sex education, once again was the topic of discussion at Tuesday night's Tucson Unified board meeting. The board was scheduled to vote on the controversial Family Life Curriculum, which would change how sex education would be taught in schools.

The board voted once again, to delay the decision

The Family Life Curriculum would teach students about healthy living, personal safety, making informed decisions, sex education and gender identity. The last two have drawn some criticism from the community.

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Hundreds of parents and community members have been speaking out about the proposed changes for months, hoping to get some sort of resolution. Many have called for more transparency from the district.

Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo recommended the board delay the vote.

He says the board should do three things before implementing the curriculum:

- Hold parent workshops that would go over what students would learn in the classroom

- Develop alternative studies for students who decide to opt out of the Family Life Curriculum

- Put teachers through specific training

No word yet on when the board will schedule a vote on the curriculum again.