State law addresses at least one component of a comprehensive sex education curriculum, appropriate to grade level.
General Statutes of Connecticut Sec. 10-16c. State board to develop family life education curriculum guides
The State Board of Education shall, on or before September 1, 1980, develop curriculum guides to aid local and regional boards of education in developing family life education programs within the public schools. The curriculum guides shall include, but not be limited to, information on developing a curriculum including family planning, human sexuality, parenting, nutrition and the emotional, physical, psychological, hygienic, economic and social aspects of family life, provided the curriculum guides shall not include information pertaining to abortion as an alternative to family planning.
General Statutes of Connecticut Sec. 10-16d. Family life education programs not mandatory
Nothing in sections 10-16c to 10-16f, inclusive, shall be construed to require any local or regional board of education to develop or institute such family life education programs.
General Statutes of Connecticut Sec. 10-19(b). Teaching about alcohol, nicotine or tobacco, drugs and acquired deficiency syndrome. Training of personnel
(b) Commencing July 1, 1989, each local and regional board of education shall offer during the regular school day planned, ongoing and systematic instruction on acquired immune deficiency syndrome, as taught by legally qualified teachers. The content and scheduling of the instruction shall be within the discretion of the local or regional board of education. Not later than July 1, 1989, each local and regional board of education shall adopt a policy, as the board deems appropriate, concerning the exemption of pupils from such instruction upon written request of the parent or guardian. The State Board of Education shall make materials available to assist local and regional boards of education in developing instruction pursuant to this subsection.
Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework (2006)
The Healthy and Balanced Living Framework provides guidance to school districts for comprehensive school health education in Connecticut. Standard for elementary school include the healthy relationships component of sexual health education.