Dripping Springs ISD 2016-2017 SHAC Meetings:
“SHAC meetings will be held in room B301 of the DSISD Central Administrative Office from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on October 11, November 15, February 14, and April 11.”
According to the SHAC Recommendations from the 2015-2016 School Year, the Dripping Springs ISD SHAC will review the Human Sexuality Instruction in the 2016-2017 School Year.
SHAC continues to promote the belief that all students in the DSISD should have exposure to a health education curriculum that includes a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum with a variety of sexuality education learning resources. Per the 3-year review cycle, the district’s health education curriculum will be reviewed by the SHAC during the 2016-2017 school year.”
Here is a link to the SHAC website – http://www.dsisd.txed.net/index.aspx?NID=372 including SHAC Roster.
Round Rock ISD communicates the district’s Human Sexuality Instruction in the Secondary School Handbook, Secondary Handbook. Here is an excerpt from the 2016-2017 Handbook:
“Human Sexuality Instruction
As a part of the district’s curriculum, students receive instruction related to human sexuality. The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is involved with the selection of course materials for such instruction. State law requires that any instruction related to human sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, or human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome must:
- Present abstinence from sexual activity as the preferred choice of behavior in relationship to all sexual activity for unmarried persons of school age;
- Devote more attention to abstinence from sexual activity than to any other behavior;
- Emphasize that abstinence is the only method that is 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and the emotional trauma associated with adolescent sexual activity;
- Direct adolescents to a standard of behavior in which abstinence from sexual activity before marriage is the most effective way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases; and
In accordance with state law, below is a summary of the district’s curriculum regarding human sexuality instruction:
Round Rock ISD administrators and parents, teachers and Board members have adopted the Scott and White Sex Education Program, which meets the requirements of Texas law requiring that sex education programs in the state be abstinence-only curricula. “Worth the Wait” is a 10 lesson program based on the medical and legal facts regarding teen sexuality activity. This includes information regarding puberty, sexual reproduction, sexually transmitted diseases and making healthy decisions. The curriculum is aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for science and health.
Austin LifeGuard’s high school presentation is a 270-minute program delivered in the classroom setting that promotes character and sexual health. The program is culturally and developmentally appropriate. Through the use of various methods including discussions, videos, games, and more, Austin LifeGuard seeks to prevent new STDs and unexpected pregnancies. The program also seeks to delay sexual initiation among Central Texas teens, increase abstinence, and promote healthy relationships.
As a parent, you are entitled to review the curriculum materials. In addition, you may remove your child from any part of the human sexuality instruction with no academic, disciplinary, or other penalties. You may also choose to become more involved with the development of curriculum used for this purpose by becoming a member of the district’s SHAC. Please see the campus principal for additional information.”
Leander ISD 2016-2017 SHAC Meetings –
“Meetings for the 2016-2017 school year are scheduled on Mondays from 5:30-7 p.m. The location is 1900 Cougar Country Dr., Cedar Park (across from Running Brushy Middle School).
Meeting Dates are as follows:
Sept. 26, 2016
Nov. 14, 2016
Feb. 20, 2016
April 17, 2016″
Round Rock ISD 2016-2017 SHAC Meetings –
7-9pm, 9/27/16 – Old Hopewell, 1311 Round Rock Ave.
7-9pm, 10/25/16 – Old Hopewell, 1311 Round Rock Ave.
7-9pm, 12/13/16 – Old Hopewell, 1311 Round Rock Ave.
7-9pm, 2/21/17 – Boardroom, Admin. Bldg., 1311 Round Rock Ave.
7-9pm, 4/11/17 – Old Hopewell, 1311 Round Rock Ave.
7-9pm, 5/23/17 – Old Hopewell, 1311 Round Rock Ave.