The Hinds County School District has become the 8th school district to adopt the CHART Abstinence-Plus policy. The districts new policy was adopted on January 12th. The county is currently identified as Priority 2, due to it’s significantly high sexually-transmitted infection rates. This is the first district in the Metro Jackson area to adopt the policy. The Jackson Public School district is currently weighing their options re: their sex education options.
More districts are expected to adopt the policy in the coming weeks. Check here for new updates between now and the July 1st deadline.