The Rochester School District will make condoms available to some high school students next week.
Under this policy, school nurses will make condoms available at no cost to students in ninth grade or higher who meet several criteria. That includes having the student completing a health course that has education about AIDS, and getting personal health guidance from the school nurse.
Parents can opt out of allowing their children to get the condoms by signing a letter.
School officials say the new policy is designed to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.