Gov. Bill Walker will allow a controversial bill restricting sex education to become law without his signature.
House Bill 156, sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla and amended by Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla is billed as a parental rights measure by its sponsors. Any organization wanting to offer sex-ed classes in Alaska must now be overseen by a local teacher and must have its materials and instructors approved by a local school board.
Under the current system, schools are allowed to decide matters on an individual level.