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1 NO NAME School District Sex Education Advisory Board School Board Meeting Monday, January 9, 2006

2 NO NAME SCHOOL DISTRICT Sex Education Advisory Board George Baker-Parent, Clergy Kathy Barlow-Educator (M.S. Counselor) Bob Beverly-School Board Member, Clergy Steve Brown-Parent, Co-Chair Laurie Carson-Parent, Paraprofessional Ed Chase- Educator (Elementary Teacher) Jan Considine- SRSD Communications Coordinator Karin Green Community Health Professional (District Nurse Consultant)

3 No Name SCHOOL DISTRICT Sex Education Advisory Board Cheryl Fair- Parent, School Board Member Theresa Sullivan- Parent, Paraprofessional Terri Rangos-Parent Linda Coyle-Elementary- Co-Chair, Educator (Elementary Principal) Debbie Todd-Parent, Community Health Professional Susan Butler-Parent Sarah Hall- Community Health Professional (District Social Worker) Cindee Smith- High School Student Russ Washington- Educator (M.S. Assistant Principal) JoAnn Croder-Parent, Paraprofessional Amanda Irwin- Educator (High School Teacher) Gina Rose-High School Student

4 No Name SCHOOL DISTRICT Sex Education Advisory Board Cindee Smith- High School Student Russ Donald- Educator (Pierce Middle School Assistant Principal) JoAnn Groom-Parent, Paraprofessional Amanda Leeper- Educator (High School Teacher) Gina Mills-High School Student Robin Black-Underwood-Parent Barb West- Parent, Educator (Pre-School Teacher)

5 Desired Goals/Outcomes of Sex Education (Comprehensive School Health Coordinators’ Association, 2002) Maintain or return to the practice of sexual abstinenceMaintain or return to the practice of sexual abstinence Delay the onset of sexual intercourseDelay the onset of sexual intercourse Reduce the number of sexual partnersReduce the number of sexual partners Consistent use of risk reduction methods for sexually active youthConsistent use of risk reduction methods for sexually active youth Decrease incidence of STI’s and unintended pregnancyDecrease incidence of STI’s and unintended pregnancy

6 Mission Statement The mission of the No Name School District Sex Education Advisory Board is to recommend a curriculum to the Board of Education that meets the needs of our students, and is considerate of community standards, and consistent with state law, data driven research, and best practice.

7 Maintaining Consistency with State Law Public Acts 165 and 166

8 What the Law Says (Public Acts 165 and 166) Michigan Public Acts 165 & 166, and HIV/STD and Sex Education in Michigan Public Schools (MDE, Draft, October 27, 2004) were used as resources in preparing this summary. For exact language, please read Public Acts 165 & 166 in their entirety and refer to related Michigan Compiled Laws.

9 What We Must Do: Teach about dangerous communicable diseases, including but not limited to, HIV/AIDS (Instruction must include principle modes by which these diseases are spread, and the best methods for restriction and prevention) What We Can Choose To Do: Teach sex education (So long as we do so in accordance with Michigan Compile Laws related to sex education and reproductive health)

10 Michigan Guidelines for Sex Education Advisory Board Membership The Advisory Board must include: – –Parents of children attending the district’s schools – –Pupils in the District’s schools – –Educators – –Local clergy – –Community health professionals

11 Michigan Guidelines for Sex Education Advisory Board Membership Advisory Board Chairpersons – –Two co-chairs must be appointed At least one must be a parent of a child attending a school within the District

12 Summary of Curriculum Content Mandates – –Benefits of abstaining from sex – –Possible legal, emotional, and economic consequences of sex – –Serious possibilities of sexual intercourse – –Laws pertaining to parental responsibilities – –How to say “no” to sexual advances

13 Summary of Curriculum Content Mandates – –Refusal skills – –Power to control personal behavior – –Healthy dating relationships – –Adoption services and provisions of the Safe Delivery of Newborns Law – –Having sex or sexual contact with an individual under age 16 is a crime

14 Parental & Legal Guardian Rights Must receive advanced notification of content of HIV/AIDS and sex education instruction Have the right to: – –Review the materials in advance – –Observe instruction – –Excuse their child without penalty

15 Meeting the Needs of the Student Population photos/ed/ed0543.JPG images/kidleson.jpg Ete_049l_L.jpg

16 Percent of Michigan students by grade level who have ever had sexual intercourse (Michigan YRBS, 2003)

17 Rate of Teenage Pregnancies and Live Births in 2003 among year olds (MDCH, 2003)

18 Number of STD/STI Cases among 19 year olds and under in 2003 (MDCH, 2003)

19 Maintaining Consistency with Community Standards images/Feedback-Surveys.jpg

20 Community Survey SRSD parents and students (11 th gr.) were surveyed Seventeen-question survey (mailed or online) Focused on different reproductive and sexual health topics

21 Community Survey Asked when each topic first should be introducedAsked when each topic first should be introduced (elementary, middle, or high school level) Comment section allowed for people to voice concerns about any topics that should NOT be included.Comment section allowed for people to voice concerns about any topics that should NOT be included.

22 Community Survey Response Approximately 2100 surveys sent out parents of district’s 3300 students (Spring 2005) 389 parent surveys returned (~18.5% response rate) 90 of 250 (~ 36% response rate) Thurston 11 th graders completed the survey Fall octc/images/ks9043.jpg

23 Student and Parent Survey Agreement on Topic Introduction in Elementary School Personal Hygiene Positive family communication Positive friendships *Reproductive Anatomy *Physical and Social Changes Associated w/Puberty and Adolescence * Parents recommended topic introduction at elementary level, but students suggested middle school

24 Student and Parent Survey Agreement on Topic Introduction in Middle School Healthy Intimate RelationshipsHealthy Intimate Relationships Sexual Decision MakingSexual Decision Making Pregnancy and ChildbirthPregnancy and Childbirth Parenting ResponsibilitiesParenting Responsibilities AbstinenceAbstinence

25 Student and Parent Survey Agreement on Topic Introduction in Middle School Legal Consequences of Underage Consensual Sex Sexually Transmitted Diseases Risk Reduction Contraception Sexual Orientation/Identity Sexual Abuse, Rape, and Sexual Assault

26 Student and Parent Survey Agreement on Topic Introduction in High School All topics to first be introduced at elementary and/or middle school Reinforcement of many topics will occur during high school (10 th grade biology) Greater detail due to age-appropriateness and experience

27 Maintaining Consistency with Research and Best Practice

28 Research and Best Practice (Kirby, 2001) Based in theory of how people adopt or maintain healthy behaviors Provides basic, accurate information about risks, methods or risk reduction and/or elimination Includes activities that address social pressures Includes multiple opportunities for explanation, demonstration, and skill practice

29 Research and Best Practice (Kirby, 2001) Encourages higher-order thinking activities Appropriate to age, sexual experience, and culture Impact behavior with enough instruction time to cover subject matter (14+ hours) Teachers adequately trained and invested in program

30 Curriculum Review Process

31 Process for Curriculum Selection Review of current SRSD curriculaReview of current SRSD curricula Review of new curricula based on recommendations from Wayne County RESAReview of new curricula based on recommendations from Wayne County RESA Consistent process used to review each curriculumConsistent process used to review each curriculum

32 Elementary Curriculum 4 th and 5 th Grades Puberty: The Wonder Years (Tiers A & B)Puberty: The Wonder Years (Tiers A & B) Michigan Model: HIV/AIDSMichigan Model: HIV/AIDS

33 Middle School Curriculum 6 th, 7 th, and 8 th Grades Puberty: The Wonder Years (Tier C) (6 th grade)Puberty: The Wonder Years (Tier C) (6 th grade) Michigan Model: HIV/AIDS (7 th grade)Michigan Model: HIV/AIDS (7 th grade) Healthy Sexuality (8 th grade)Healthy Sexuality (8 th grade) Additional Topics Covered: Sexual Harassment/ Healthy RelationshipsSexual Harassment/ Healthy Relationships AdoptionAdoption Child SupportChild Support Safe Delivery of NewbornsSafe Delivery of Newborns Teen Sex and the LawTeen Sex and the Law

34 High School Curriculum 10 th Grade Reducing the Risk (10 th grade)Reducing the Risk (10 th grade) Additional Topics Covered: Sexual Harassment/ Healthy RelationshipsSexual Harassment/ Healthy Relationships AdoptionAdoption Child SupportChild Support Safe Delivery of NewbornsSafe Delivery of Newborns Teen Sex and the LawTeen Sex and the Law

35 Strengths and Commonalities of Recommended Curricula Strengths and Commonalities of Recommended Curricula Stressed abstinenceStressed abstinence Parental involvementParental involvement Role plays, practice of communication SkillsRole plays, practice of communication Skills Addresses current sexual attitudes and behaviorsAddresses current sexual attitudes and behaviors Variety of teaching methodsVariety of teaching methods Emphasis on personal responsibility and self-disciplineEmphasis on personal responsibility and self-discipline Age-appropriatenessAge-appropriateness Medically accurateMedically accurate

36 Strengths and Commonalities of Recommended Curricula Strengths and Commonalities of Recommended Curricula Stressed abstinence Parental involvement Role plays, practice of communication Skills Addresses current sexual attitudes and behaviors

37 Next Steps 1. Public Hearings Thursday, January 12, 6:30-8:30pm Saturday, January 21, 9:00-11:00am 2. Anticipated School Board Approval Monday, January 23, Teacher Training HIV/Aids Certification Training January 25, 26-Middle & High School January th Grade Adopted Curriculum Training (March,2006)

38 Next Steps Continued 4. Anticipated Implementation - Spring Evaluation – Building Level- AnnuallyBuilding Level- Annually District Level- Every two yearsDistrict Level- Every two years

39 No Name No Name School District Public Review of Proposed Sex Education Printed Material and Video Tapes at the District Board Office Thursday, January 12 6:30-8:30 pm Saturday, January 21 9:00-11:00 am


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