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      RS 17:279     


§279.  Parenthood education; required course

A.  All public high schools offering home economics programs shall provide instruction in parenthood education.  All other public high schools may provide instruction in parenthood education.

B.  "Parenthood education" shall include but not be limited to instruction in family living and community relationships, the consequences of the lack of adequate prenatal care, home management, and the responsibilities of parenthood.

C.  Except as set forth herein, all parenthood education instruction shall be taught by a certified teacher of secondary vocational home economics.  The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall prescribe a minimum twelve-hour requirement of university or college credit in family life education for any teacher who is not a certified secondary vocational home economics teacher to qualify to teach parenthood education.

Acts 1992, No. 812, §1, eff. July 7, 1992; Acts 1993, No. 967, §1, eff. June 25, 1993; Acts 2013, No. 329, §1.

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