The Jackson School District follows the 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education, which also includes family life education and sex education. Information about these standards - including an easy-to-read outline of each standard and how they are applied in age-appropriate ways - can be found through the link below.
Link to Website for: Health Curriculum Core Proficiencies - State of NJ
NJ law allows parents to opt their children out of instruction in health, family life education or sex education.
18A:35-4.7. Parent's statement of conflict with conscience
Any child whose parent or guardian presents to the school principal a signed statement that any part of the instructions in health, family life education or sex education is in conflict with his conscience, or sincerely held moral or religious beliefs shall be excused from that portion of the course where such instruction is being given and no penalties as to credit or graduation shall result therefrom.
If you would like to opt your children out of instruction in health, family life education or sex education, please submit a signed letter to your child's principal by Oct. 1 of a given school year, or at any other time you are invited to do so by your child's principal.