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November 14, 2023, Work Session
Title
Reproduction Health and Disease Education Materials
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 10/24/2023
Consent Type
Without Information
Discussion

This recommendation from Curriculum & Instruction 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, both Curriculum & Instruction and SHAC recommend 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.  To ensure a transparent process, materials and associated documents were explicitly reviewed at the first quarter SHAC meeting on September 6, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Lab 712 at ESF.  The details of the SHAC meeting were available to the public and posted on the district's 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 FS 1003.42(b), "All instructional materials, as defined in s.1006.29(2), https://flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2021/1006.29, 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 FS 1003.42 requiring district school boards to annually approve instructional materials relating to reproductive health and disease education in an open, noticed public meeting, FS (2021), please visit https://flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2021/1003.42. 

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:

o  Glencoe Florida Health (2015):  McGraw Hill Education.  Pages 442-501 and 638-685.

Glencoe Florida Human Sexuality Supplement (2015):  McGraw Hill Education.

o BPS 6th Grade Curriculum Guide ~ https://sites.google.com/view/hsc-parentoptoutinfo/6th-grade 

BPS Middle School Health & Wellness (including disease prevention) Curriculum Guide ~ https://sites.google.com/view/hsc-parentoptoutinfo/middle-school 

BPS High School HOPE Human Sexual Health Curriculum Guide ~ https://sites.google.com/view/hsc-parentoptoutinfo/high-school-hope 

 

Authority for Action
FS 1003.42
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
Danielle O'Reilly, Content Specialist, PE, Health, Human Sexuality, Driver Ed, ROTC, Ext. 11387; Mollie Vega, Director, Secondary Programs, Ext. 11310; Tara Harris, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction, Ext. 11300
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