After a lengthy public comment and debate last night, the board voted to reverse its decision to reject the books and voted to bring them back into the classroom.
The books discuss “abortion, emergency contraception, natural methods like withdrawal, gender identity and sexual orientation.”
School board members stressed that parents will still be able to “opt out” of sex education instructions that they feel are not age-appropriate.
Many parents objected and still felt the materials shouldn’t be allowed in the classroom especially those intended for middle school students that instruct them about abortion.
“It goes into details about medical procedures such as abortion,” said Alex Serrano, the county director for County Citizens Defending Freedom, adding that “the material is inappropriate, especially for middle school-aged children.”