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New State Requirement To Include Affirmative Consent


In their new and improved FAQs OSPI responds to the question, Does new legislation (Senate Bill 5395) take away local flexibility?

"No. Most districts are already providing sexual health education and will be able to continue using the same curriculum."

Outside of the fact that their survey revealed 42.1% of districts reported using district-developed curricula and 17.7% using "other" curricula, meaning that the materials may not have been reviewed for consistency with state requirements, there is a new requirement that will necessitate changes:

The requirement to teach affirmative consent.

Here are just a few examples of what teaching consent looks like.

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