Senate Delays Debate On Sex Ed, Anti-Bullying Laws

The North Carolina Senate has held off debating two bills that involve the public schools -- one on sex education and the other on bullying.

The Senate on Monday night pulled both bills from the floor. One
measure ordering school districts to adopt detailed anti-bullying
policies was delayed until at least Tuesday.

The other measure requires schools to offer children in grades seven though nine one curriculum focused on abstinence until marriage and another with more about contraception. That bill was returned to a Senate committee.

Democratic Sen. Ellie Kinnaird of Orange County is a co-chairwoman of the committee. She said the sex education bill was pulled in part so that more senators were present to vote. Kinnaird also said some districts are concerned about how parents would make decisions.

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