Whether high school students in New Britain will receive free condoms will be up to the board of education when it votes on the controversial plan next month.
The school board has already twice voted down the plan that would allow Community Health Center of New Britain, a nonprofit health care provider, to distribute condoms to high school students.
Democratic school board member Aram Ayalon told the New Britain Herald that the measure stems from the fact that the city has one of the highest levels of teenage pregnancy in Connecticut.
Ayalon also says that New Britain leads in the state in the number of teens having more than one baby.
Ayalon says a similar measure in force in Hartford, New Haven, Willimantic, New London and elsewhere.