One big problem with teen pregnancy is four-fifths of teens who become parents don't finish school, said Estelle Watts, a director for the Office of Healthy Schools at the state Department of Education.
This past week, school nurses heard from a speaker regarding teen pregnancy and sexually transmittable diseases who "empowered them to go and make a difference," Watts
"We're not just focusing on abstinence only; we're giving them information so they can make an informed decision for the school district."
By July, school districts in Mississippi have to decide whether to adopt an "abstinence only" or "abstinence plus" program for students.
said a statewide survey being done this fall will help shed light on what parents think.
"It's going to be good information on giving direction to school districts," she