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HIV/AIDS Instruction

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In recognition of the significant threat that the HIV/AIDS virus presents to the health of the people of our nation, the Washington state legislature passed the Omnibus AIDS Bill in 1988.  This law directs local school districts to provide yearly instruction to students in grades 5-12 about the pathology and prevention of the HIV/AIDS virus. All 9-12 grade students will receive HIV/AIDS instruction in the course of the school day. The law requires that parents/ guardians must preview the HIV/AIDS curriculum, which is found within the FLASH curriculum, before exempting your child. This must be done each year. The information covered can be found at FLASH preview materials - King County within lessons 9, 11 and 12. If you wish to opt your child out of this instruction, please complete the form and submit it to your child’s principal.