Tulsa Public Schools votes in favor of Sex Ed program

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Updated: 9/04/2013 9:03 am Published: 9/03/2013 11:02 pm

A decision has been reached, and now changes are in store for Tulsa Public Schools.

Director of Student Services Steve Mayfield said the idea is for results to go beyond the classroom.

"Oklahoma alone is fourth in the country for teen pregnancy. In our area, it's twice that rate," said Mayfield.

TPS voted and agreed to implement its campaign against teen pregnancy; a campaign that could decrease poverty.

The curriculum will be shared first at four schools: Webster and Memorial high schools, as well as Clinton and Memorial junior high schools.

"It's in 7, 9th, and 11th. Each curriculum is grade-savvy," said Mayfield.

It's free for students, but parents will have to sign their kids up for the abstinence based program.

"Sometimes the mind is weak and the body," said Mayfield.

Teachers will preach and show the results of poor decisions.

"We have to do something, because when we're number four in the nation with our population, we're missing the boat somewhere," said Mayfield.

Mayfield says the program is in schools across the nation, and it is working.

"If we can educate young people, hopefully we can do some good," said Mayfield.

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