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State Information

State Policy Information

State Sex Education Policies and Requirements at a Glance

  • Nebraska schools are not required to teach sex education.
  • If a school chooses to teach sex education, curriculum must emphasize abstinence as the expected standard.
  • If a school offers sex education, curriculum is not required to include instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity. However, all curriculum must be equitable and not discriminate against students based on their sexual orientation or gender expression.
  • If a school offers sex education, curriculum is not required to include instruction on consent. However, curriculum must include instruction on identifying characteristics of healthy dating relationships.
  • Nebraska has no standard regarding the ability of parents and guardians to remove their children from sex education instruction.
  • Nebraska has no standard regarding medically accurate sex education instruction.

State Law

Nebraska law, Revised Statutes Chapter 79 Section 712, does not require sex education, nor does it limit or prescribe what can be taught in such classes or recommend a specific curriculum.

State Profiles provided by SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change. For more information regarding your state’s sex ed policy, visit https://siecus.org/state_profile/nebraska-state-profile/