On September 6th, about 700 parents showed up at a Chino Hills school board meeting to demand that the school district allow parents to opt out of K-12 sex education curricula. Concerned citizens -- clearly not a minority -- spoke in favor of a proposal that would require the school district to notify parents when Comprehensive Sexuality Education, HIV Prevention Education, Family Life Education, and even instances which may imperil their child's physical/bodily privacy on school premises are going to be taught.
The proposal complies with state law, which already allows for a parent to opt their child out of Comprehensive Sexuality Education, but goes a step farther by granting parents ample time to withdraw their children from subject matter they decide is inappropriate.
Parents in Chino are promoting changes in sexual health curricula that steer children away from risky sexual behavior, by encouraging them to abstain from sexual activity all together until they're married and to not encourage them to explore sexual acts and identities. They believe that what is at stake is the fundamental right of parents -- not the State -- to direct the upbringing of their children.