- Nebraska state law does not mandate the teaching of sexuality education.
- All sex ed curricula must emphasize abstinence as the expected standard.
- While instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity is not required, all sex ed curricula must be equitable and cannot discriminate against students based upon their sexual orientation or gender expression.
- While instruction on consent is not required, all sex ed curricula must include instruction on the characteristics of healthy dating relationships.
- You can learn more about sex ed-related teaching standards — particularly in regards to abstinence — in the Nebraska Health Education Frameworks.
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 Nebraska profile.