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December 14, 2021 School Board Meeting
Title
Reproduction Health and Disease Education Materials
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 12/14/2021
Consent Type
Without Information
Discussion

This recommendation from the Office of Secondary Leading & Learning and the School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is the result of a review of previously adopted instructional materials and curriculum guides including input from teachers, administrators, district staff, parents and community members.  After an extensive review of the materials, the Office of Secondary Leading & Learning and the SHAC recommends that the Board approve the instructional materials relating to reproductive health and disease education to ensure all classrooms have high quality, standards-aligned curriculum to support strong Health Education instruction.

The materials listed align with Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Health Education. In order to ensure a transparent process, materials and associated documents were explicitly reviewed at the first quarter SHAC meeting on September 14th, 2021, from 3:00-5:00 PM in the ESF Board Room and via Zoom. The details of the SHAC meeting were available to the public and posted on the district main webpage. Additionally, parents and community members have opportunities to review district curriculum guides via a specially developed website. There are no costs associated with this item. 

This item is required as a result of amendments to F.S 1003.42 (b) All instructional materials, as defined in s. 55 1006.29 (2), used to teach reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, its symptoms, development, and treatment, as part of the courses referenced in subsection (3), must be annually approved by a district school board in an open, noticed public meeting.

For more information regarding F.S 1003.42, F.S.; requiring district school boards to annually approve instructional materials relating to reproductive  health and disease education in an open, noticed public meeting;, Fla. Stat. (2021), please visit, http://laws.flrules.org/2021/69

For more information on parental opt-out and to view grade band curriculum guides, please visit https://sites.google.com/view/hsc-parentoptoutinfo/home

Recommendation

Approve all of the following items:

Authority for Action
FS 1006.28
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
                 
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Mollie Vega, Director, Secondary Leading and Learning A&E, 321-633-1000, Ext. 11583 Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Leading and Learning, 321-633-1000, Ext 11300
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