Posted: Jun 24, 2010 5:18 PM by Greg Boyce
BOSTON (AP) - The chairman of a Cape Cod school committee says members will "revisit" a new policy allowing even elementary school students to receive free condoms without the knowledge of their parents.
Peter Grosso tells The Boston Globe he thinks it is a "great" policy but that the Provincetown committee would reconsider after the policy was assailed by many parents - and the governor. Gov. Deval Patrick called Superintendent Beth Singer in the Cape Cod district and urged her to reconsider. He said he objected to the ages of the kids involved and the lack of parental notification.
Grosso and Singer did not return calls for comment from The Associated Press. Singer told ABCNews the policy was never meant to give condoms to the youngest students.