Salem-Keizer schools could lose funds

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Monday, July 02, 2012

The Salem-Keizer School District could lose its share of a $4 million grant to prevent teen pregnancy.

The district decided to remove Planned Parenthood instructors from a new health program after a Salem father complained.

Planned Parenthood received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to offer Teen Outreach Program, an evidence-based program shown to reduce the risk of teen pregnancy, suspension and dropout.

As the district potentially backs away from a class proven to reduce teen pregnancy, it continues to be at the heart of one of the areas with the highest teen pregnancy rates in the state.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

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