(SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN) The School Department will be contacting parents by letter and by telephone during the next two weeks to provide details of a new program that allows students ages 12 and older to have access to condoms.
The notice will stress that parents and guardians have the right to “opt out,” by signing a form if they do not want their children to have access to the program.
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“We are using all forms of communication to make sure parents are aware of this policy,” said Helen R. Caulton-Harris, the city’s director of health and human services. “We strongly believe that parents are our partner in implementing this policy.”