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Clovis schools sued over its sex education program

Posted: August 23, 2012 6:00 a.m.
Updated: August 22, 2012 6:00 a.m.

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A school district in California's Central Valley is being sued by two parents and a coalition of groups over its sex education program.

In a lawsuit filed in Fresno County Superior Court on Tuesday the parents, the American Academy of Pediatrics California District and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network claim the Clovis Unified School District is putting teens' health at risk by failing to provide students with information about condoms and contraception.

The parents and the groups are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, which says the lawsuit is the first of its kind in California since the passage of a 2003 law requiring that sexual health education in public schools be comprehensive and medically accurate.

In a statement, school district spokeswoman Kelly Avants said the district was reviewing the lawsuit, but said some information in the suit did not accurately describe procedures and practices in the district.


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