During a May meeting, school board members approved a plan in which trained teachers (presumably health teachers) would hand out prophylactics after first having “a discussion with the student,” StatesmanJournal.comreports. Some of those students could have been as young as 11 years old. (Here's your copy of The Swiss Family Robinson and here's your stash of condoms now don't use them up in one fell swoop...time for your art class...move along now)
But when parents and community members caught wind of the “condoms-upon-request” plan, they flooded a June board meeting to express their displeasure.
“Some members of the public were offended that schools were stepping into the parents’ territory of addressing their children’s sexuality, according to minutes of the June board meeting,” StatesmanJournal.com reports.
“Others said condoms were not an effective solution to the problem. A few said students may need mental health help, not condoms. Another said abstinence should be promoted, not condoms. Many said they wanted help finding an alternative solution. No one spoke in support of the decision.”
On Wednesday, the Gervais school board voted to halt the plan until more research could be done.
Oh how puritanical of these parents to want to leave the parenting to the parents. We should be more like Europe or something...