Sex Education

A bill that proposes changes to Colorado's sexual education courses in public schools has some prompted some heated debates at the State Capitol.

Larger school districts in Colorado said if the bill passes it wouldn't change much of their already-existing curriculum.

Denver Public Schools uses two programs to teach students starting in the 5th grade. One program is FLASH which stands for Family Life and Sexual Health.

"In fifth grade, they learn puberty and reproductive anatomy," Barcklow said. "They're also learning about healthy communication skills. In middle school, they're relearning some of the anatomy. They're also learning how to say no and they're learning some healthy communication skills as well."

Jefferson County Public School said it teaches students about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, puberty and emotional changes among other issues.

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