Fremont school district to vote on changes to sex ed program

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The Fremont Unified School District is set to vote today to make changes to a sexual education program that begins in the fourth grade.

The changes are in compliance with the California Healthy Youth Act, a statewide bill that voters approved in 2015.

The topic has been the source of contentious debate as parents, students and teachers determine how much children should know about sexuality, puberty and sexual health-related topics.

If the changes are approved, they will affect programs in 28 schools in the district.

The special meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the district office at 4210 Technology Drive.

District officials said a large crowd is expected. Members of the public will be admitted for seating at 3:45 p.m. with no saving of seats allowed, and the meeting will also be live-streamed at