Health and Sexual Health Education

Washington state law requires annual HIV/AIDS prevention education beginning in grade 5, in accordance with the AIDS Omnibus Act. More information about the requirements can be found on the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) page on Sexual Health Education

In December of 2020, SB5395 went into effect in Washington State. More information about the requirements of this law, and the impact it has on school districts can be found on the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) page on Comprehensive Sexual Health Education.

In the Monroe School District, our Board of Directors "has determined that such a program will be offered to students, consistent with state law." (Board Policy 2125

If you have questions about any of this information, please reach out to our Learning and Teaching Department at (360) 804-2550. 

Curriculum & Instructional Materials 

Opt-Out / Exclusion Procedure

We encourage parents/guardians to read through the lessons and materials before opting their students out of receiving the lessons. If you wish to opt your student out of the HIV & AIDS lessons or the human growth and sexuality lessons, please follow the following steps: 

  1. Complete the Exclusion Request form (found below).
  2. Email the completed opt out form to the Learning and Teaching Department at: murphyj@monroe.wednet.edu. You may also turn in the exclusion request at our school district administration office, or in the office of your student's school.

The opt out / exclusion form must be submitted on a yearly basis.  

Exclusion Request Form: