- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Omaha school board has approved the purchase of textbooks and other materials that will be distributed for health and sex education classes starting this fall.

The board voted 7-0 Monday night for the purchases recommended by staff, after several people urged the board to wait and take more time to review the material.

In January the board approved new standards for health and sex education. Parents and community members debated some of the curriculum’s new topics, including gender identity, sexual orientation, abortion and emergency contraception.

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