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Bullock vetoes sex-education bill

Bullock vetoes sex-education bill

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed a bill that would have required parental permission before students could attend sex-education classes in public schools.

April 25, 2013 6:29 pm Related Loading…
Montana House backs restrictions on sex education

Montana House backs restrictions on sex education

HELENA — The House on Wednesday backed a proposal to require parental permission before students can attend sex-education classes in schools, a measure supporters said is necessary to deal with an increasingly controversial curriculum.

February 06, 2013 4:20 pm Related Loading…

Attorney recommends Helena schools approve settlement over sex-education curriculum

HELENA -- An attorney is recommending that Helena school trustees approve the settlement in a lawsuit over a controversial sex-education curriculum.

February 14, 2012 10:44 amLoading…

Implementing national sex ed guidelines would require Wyoming ed changes

CASPER, Wyo. — Health education would have to change in Wyoming before national sexual education guidelines could be applied, according to Natrona County health educators.

January 14, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Summary of bills vetoed by Schweitzer

HELENA — So far this session, Gov. Brian Schweitzer has vetoed 21 bills and issued amendatory vetoes on another 16 measures. None has been overridden by the Legislature, yet lawmakers have agreed to Schweitzer's amendatory veto on at least two bills.

April 17, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Senate endorses House's sex ed crackdown

HELENA — The Montana Senate endorsed on Thursday a proposal popular with House Republicans to crack down on local school district sex education policies — a reaction to a contentious curriculum proposal last year in Helena.

March 31, 2011 7:39 pmLoading…

Montana house endorses bill requiring parental OK for sex education

HELENA — The House is advancing a plan to require parents to approve their child's sex education in public schools.

February 22, 2011 6:03 amLoading…

Parents sue Helena school district

HELENA — A group of parents and community members filed a lawsuit on Friday against the Helena Public School District, claiming it violated open meeting law and prevented meaningful public participation.

February 19, 2011 8:15 pmLoading…

Montana GOP push more social issues at Legislature

HELENA — Republican lawmakers pitched new plans Monday to intervene in divorce, target abortion in the Montana Constitution and help parents deal with local sex education issues.

February 14, 2011 11:42 amLoading…

Abortion, school tax credits, tort reform headline busy week in the Legislature

HELENA — It's an extremely busy week at the Legislature, with high-profile hearings on abortion, sex education, health care and state land purchases.

February 12, 2011 4:15 pmLoading…

Helena school trustees OK toned-down sex ed policy

HELENA — A Helena schools sex education plan that caused an uproar from parents who argued it taught too much too soon was approved Tuesday night after school officials made several changes aimed at easing criticism.

October 12, 2010 9:47 pmLoading…

Helena school board to make decision on sex ed plan

HELENA — Helena school trustees are expected to make a decision Tuesday night on a controversial sex education policy that divided parents over whether it was appropriate material for young children.

October 12, 2010 4:08 pmLoading…
House candidate drops suit over sex ed curriculum

House candidate drops suit over sex ed curriculum

HELENA — The Republican candidate for House District 82 has dropped her lawsuit against the Helena School District and the Office of Public Instruction over the controversial proposed health enhancement curriculum.

October 11, 2010 10:34 amLoading…

Revised sex ed plan still divides Helenans

HELENA — A revised Helena schools sex education plan was bashed Tuesday by opponents as teaching too much too soon, but lauded by supporters as necessary instruction.

September 29, 2010 10:35 pmLoading…
Trustees hear hours of testimony on Helena sex education plan

Trustees hear hours of testimony on Helena sex education plan

UPDATE 6 A.M.: In two weeks, Helena trustees will vote on sex education in school.

September 28, 2010 6:20 pm Related Loading…
Tea party rallies at state Capitol

Tea party rallies at state Capitol

HELENA — Supporters of the Tea Party movement gathered at the Capitol on Saturday to voice their opposition to the Helena School District’s proposed health enhancement curriculum.

September 19, 2010 1:19 am Photos


Helena tweaks sex ed policy following criticism

Helena tweaks sex ed policy following criticism

HELENA — Helena school officials are changing some of the most controversial aspects of their proposed sex education policy following intense criticism from parents, and officials are making clear that abstinence-based teachings top the program.

September 14, 2010 8:04 pm Photos



Helena's controviersial health curriculum changes in the works

HELENA - A concern voiced by opponents of the proposed Helena School District health enhancement curriculum is that not enough nondistrict employees were members of the committee that met for two years to develop the 62-page draft document.

August 11, 2010 6:12 amLoading…

Montana GOP campaigns against statewide sex education program

HELENA — The Montana Republican Party is using the threat of “graphic, explicit” sex education for Montana grade-schoolers to drum up support for its legislative candidates this fall.

July 22, 2010 5:45 pmLoading…

Protect Helena kids from sex education

This letter is in regards to an article in The Billings Gazette about a proposed “sex education” program in Helena.  What are they thinking?

July 21, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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