By NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Parkgate Pregnancy Clinic will teach a sex education class for the Lee County School District this year. The district’s school board approved on Tuesday an agreement with M-Power, a division of the clinic, to teach the course.
A new state law requires all school districts to begin teaching sexual education this fall. Districts were able to choose from several curriculum made available by the state Department of Education.
Parkgate has been teaching the courses to Tupelo students for several years. Parents must agree to have their children participate in the class, which will be available to Lee County seventh-graders. A teacher or school nurse will be present during the course.