(WMC-TV) – Memphis City Schools (MCS) has a new policy in place when it comes to parental consent for sex education classes.
Under the new policy, if a student does not have parental permission to take sex education classes, they will be denied access.
But prior to the policy change, students who did not submit a form to opt-out of the class, were automatically included. But now, those students will be excluded.
And according to the commercial appeal, that means only students with signed permission from their parents will be permitted in the classes.
But this new opt-in policy definitely comes with a few challenges.
The first challenge is notifying thousands of households about the change. And then after that, there is no guarantee students will even return the permission forms.
Also, school administrators say many parents are not involved in their child's education. And many of those students are the ones the sex education classes need to reach.
Some of those issues may be worked out today when, according to the paper, MCS administrators meet to discuss the issue.