Edmonton public school trustees want consent to be part of sex ed courses

Trustees with the Edmonton Public School Board are asking Education Minister Gordon Dirks to look at adding material about sexual consent to the sex ed classes being taught in schools.

EDMONTON — Trustees with the Edmonton Public School Board are asking Education Minister Gordon Dirks to look at adding material about sexual consent to the sex ed classes being taught in schools.

Trustee Orville Chubb says all students should learn what the Criminal Code says about personal boundaries.

He says the school board is missing out on an opportunity to inform its students about the implications of consent.

Currently, it’s a matter that may be discussed in class, but it’s not mandatory for teachers to cover it.

Student trustee Johannah Ko says even bringing up the subject is an important move.

Trustees unanimously agreed to send Dirks a letter recommending this be looked at during the current review of the sexual health curriculum.

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