- Montana state law mandates the teaching of sexuality education, though it is not required to be comprehensive.
- Sex ed curricula are not required to include instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity, or consent.
- Since enacting SB 99, schools must provide written notification to a parent or guardian prior to providing sex education, allowing them to remove their child from instruction. This is known as an “opt-out” policy.
- Since enacting SB 99, school districts are prohibited from hiring sex education instructors affiliated with an entity that provides abortion services.
Some Sex Ed Advocates Within the State
- Empower MT
- Planned Parenthood of Montana
- Missoula City-County Relationship Violence Services
- Missoula Forum for Children and Youth
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 Montana profile.