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By Roger Harnack

'SeXXX ed' on hold until after November election

Reykdal tells schools to hold off curriculum until at least December


Last updated 7/31/2020 at 8:59am

OLYMPIA - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal last week suspended implementation of the controversial new "inclusive" sexual education requirements, at least for the fall.

In a July 21 bulletin to schools officials statewide, Reykdal cited Referendum 90 qualifying for the Nov. 3 general election for the suspension.

"At this time, districts are not required to implement the new requirements outlined in S.B. 5395 for the 2020–21 school year," he wrote.

Referendum 90 will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot; a "yes" vote supports allowing the curriculum to go into effect. A "no"...

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