- Kansas state law mandates the teaching of sexuality education as part of their physical education curriculum, though curricula are not required to be comprehensive.
- Sex ed curricula are not required to include instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity, or consent.
- The Kansas Model Curricular Standards for Health Education includes content standards for Family Life, Relationships and Human Sexuality programs. Students in grades 9-12 must learn about adapting to changes associated with puberty, responsible behaviors within relationships, potential outcomes of sexual activity, and more.
Bills to Watch
- SCR 1608 was introduced in 2023. It would urge the adoption of a student bill of rights.
- SB 207 was introduced in 2023. It would require parental consent for the use of student pronouns and allow for school employees to disregard those pronouns if it conflicts with their moral religious beliefs.
Some Sex Ed Advocates Within the State
For more detailed information on how various districts in the state have been implementing these standards — and for recent legislation — you can read SIECUS’s Kansas profile.