- Wisconsin state law does not mandate the teaching of sexuality education, though STD education is required.
- Sex ed curricula are not required to be comprehensive, though they are required to be medically accurate.
- All “human growth and development” instruction must stress abstinence.
- Sex ed curricula are not required to include instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity, or consent, though Human Growth and Development: A Resource Guide to Assist School Districts in Policy and Program Development and Implementation includes instruction on all of these topics.
- Parents or guardians may remove their children from “human growth and development” instruction with a written request to the teacher or principal. This is referred to as an “opt-out” policy.
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 Wisconsin profile.