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6142.13 HIV Prevention Education


Northfield, New Jersey Monitored


Policy X Other Reasons





The Northfield Board of Education believes HIV education should be integrated into the comprehensive health education curriculum, but may also be applied to other curriculum areas.


The district HIV education program must address, at a minimum, the nature, transmission, prevention and effects of the disease. The program shall be provided through a coordinated sequential elementary and secondary curriculum, taking into consideration the age, growth, development and maturity of the students and the subject matter of the course. Development of the program should take into account the instructional needs of all students in the district.


The Superintendent of Schools shall ensure that the information presented as a part of the HIV prevention education program is articulated in such a way that transition from grade to grade in the elementary schools and from elementary to secondary approaches to the material will be appropriate for all students.


The Superintendent of Schools shall be responsible for the preparation and development of an HIV prevention education program, with active consultation and participation of an advisory committee consisting of teachers, administrators, parents/guardians, students (as appropriate), physicians, members of social and health service agencies, members of the clergy and representative members of the community. The board shall appoint the members of the committee upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools. The advisory committee shall be responsible for reviewing the instructional program and all materials to be used and, through the Superintendent of Schools, of recommending same for board adoption.


The Superintendent of Schools shall ensure that all staff involved in teaching the HIV prevention education program are properly certified for the subject area in which they are teaching and adequately prepared to teach the material. As necessary, appropriate staff training shall be provided.


The Superintendent of Schools shall establish a process for evaluating and updating the HIV prevention education program to incorporate new information. Any such revisions shall be implemented after consultation with and review by an advisory committee as described above.


An advisory committee is an effective means used by districts when the law specifies that curriculum be developed through appropriate consultation and participation of groups and individuals.


The board of education alone, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, shall determine the content, sequence, and materials of the HIV prevention education program. The board shall ensure compliance with all requirements of state and federal law concerning the content of the curriculum and distribution of materials.


NJSBA Review/Update: December 2009; December 2010

Adopted: October 24, 2011


Key Words


AIDS, HIV Prevention Education


Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:33-1 District to furnish suitable facilities; adoption of courses of study

N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.7 Parents statement of conflict with conscience

N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.19 AIDS Prevention Act of 1999 through-4.22

N.J.S.A. 26:5c-1 et seq. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3.1(d) Curriculum and instruction

N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.1(a)7 Health services policy and procedural requirements

N.J.A.C. 8:61-1.1 et seq. Participation and Attendance at School by Individuals with

HIV Infection

N.J.A.C. 12:100-4.2 Safety and Health Standards for Public Employees

(Adoption by reference)


29 CFR 19910.1030 – Bloodborne Pathogens Standard


No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. 107-110, 20 U.S.C.A. 6301 et seq.


S. T. v. Board of Education of the City of Millville, 1986 S.L.D. (December 24), aff’d St. Bd.



Cross References: *1220 Ad hoc advisory committees

*4131/4131.1 Staff development; inservice education/visitations/conferences

*5124 Reporting to parents/guardians

*5131.6 Drugs, alcohol, tobacco (substance abuse)

*5141 Health

*5141.2 Illness

*5145.4 Equal educational opportunity

*6122 Articulation

*6140 Curriculum adoption

*6141 Curriculum design/development

*6142 Subject fields

*6142.1 Family life education

*6142.4 Physical education and health

*6144 Controversial issues

*6146 Graduation requirements

*6161.2 Complaints regarding instructional materials

*6300 Evaluation of the instructional program


*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.


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