The Washington Parish School Board, in accordance with statutory requirements, shall require all female students in grades seven through twelve, except those whose religious beliefs conflict herewith, to be given instruction in the proper procedures for breast self-examination and the need for an annual Pap Test for cervical cancer.  Instruction shall also be given for testicular self-examination on a voluntary basis.


The school nurse shall provide this instruction once each school year as a part of the regular physical education program. The instructor shall work with the principal to develop a schedule for the instruction.


The principal shall notify the female student's parent or guardian of the schedule for the instruction and of the student's right not to participate if it conflicts with her religious beliefs.


A written statement from the parent or guardian stating there is a conflict with religious beliefs shall be filed with the principal of the school to excuse a student from receiving this instruction.



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:275, 17:281


Washington Parish School Board