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Reproductive Health & Sex Education

Michigan State Law Requirements for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Education

In June of 2004, the Michigan State Legislators passed Public Acts 165 and 166 which modified Michigan laws related to sex education in public schools. Public Acts 165 and 166 outline the planning, training, and implementation mandates for HIV/AIDS and sex education (PA 165 of 2004) and a parent compliant process (PA 166 of 2004). These acts stipulate the make-up of each district’s Sex Education Advisory Board as well as their roles and responsibilities.

The main role of the Sex Education Advisory Board is to:

  • Define Sexual Health Education in accordance with Michigan Law.

  • Establish program goals and objectives for pupil knowledge and skills that are likely to reduce the rates of sex, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Select and recommend curricula, materials, and instructional delivery methods related to Sexual Health Education. 

  • At least once every 2 years, evaluate, measure, and report the attainment of program goals and objectives established under subdivision (a).

 PARENTAL RIGHTS                                                                                           

For HIV/AIDS and sex education instruction, parents and/or legal guardians are notified in advance of their right to review materials in advance, observe instruction and excuse their child without penalty.