Illinois governor signs two bills to further sex education in K-12 schools

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a pair of bills Friday on improving sex education curriculum in K-12 schools.

The voluntary standards will emphasize health, safety, and inclusivity with resources based on student’s ages. But, school districts aren’t required to update its courses if there’s no sex education program and parents can opt for their child to not take these courses.

“Modernizing our sex education standards will help keep our children safe and ensure important lessons like consent and internet safety are taught in classrooms,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “By working together, we’ll continue to strengthen our education system and deliver the bright future our kids deserve.”

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