Senate Bill 9:
Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) requires public schools to provide instruction to students relating to the prevention of child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and sex trafficking. SB 9 also requires public schools to obtain parent/guardian consent for students to receive this instruction.
Guidance from the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) and approval by the BISD School Board is required for the curriculum that will be used to teach each of these topics as well as determining the grade level(s) that will receive instruction on each of these topics.
Before a student may be provided with instruction related to child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and sex trafficking, SB 9 requires that Bonham ISD obtain written consent from the student’s parent/guardian. Parents/Guardians will complete the SB 9 Consent Form as part of the Student Registration packet. Without written consent from a parent/guardian, students will not receive instruction related to child abuse, family violence, dating violence, or sex trafficking.
Please note: not all topics are covered at every grade level.
Parents/guardians have the right to preview the curricula at any time and may request to review curriculum materials in advance of instruction by contacting the school counselor or student support staff at each campus. Preview materials will be available online as well.
Link to the full bill text. https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/872/billtext/html/SB00009F.htm
- Bailey Inglish Headstart
- Finley-Oates Elementary
- I.W. Evans Intermediate
- L.H. Rather Junior High
- Bonham High School