Boerne ISD · General · Scott White Worth the Wait

Boerne ISD Human Sexuality Instruction

According to the Boerne ISD Handbook, Scott & White Worth the Wait is taught in 6-8th grade and in the High School Health Class.

http://www.boerne-isd.net/uploaded/administration/curriculum/handbook_-_other_docs/2016-2017_Student_Handbook_090216.pdf

“REMOVING A STUDENT FROM INSTRUCTION OR EXCUSING A STUDENT FROM A REQUIRED COMPONENT OF INSTRUCTION
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:
  • Devote more attention to abstinence from sexual activity than to any other behavior;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Present abstinence from sexual activity as the preferred choice of behavior in relationship to all sexual activity for unmarried persons of school age; and,
  • If included in the content of the curriculum, teach contraception and condom use in terms of human use reality rates instead of theoretical laboratory rates.
In accordance with state law, the following summarizes the district’s curriculum regarding human sexuality instruction: The Boerne ISD Board of Trustees approved the SHAC’s recommendation to provide sexual health education to students in grades 6-8 and students enrolled in the high school Health course. The district uses curriculum from Scott & White, Worth the Wait® Sex Education Curriculum in grades 6-7 and Wellness & Sexual Health® in grade 8 and high school. Each ten-lesson unit is based upon medical and legal facts regarding teen sexual activity which teaches abstinence as the healthiest choice for teens, and the curriculum is available at each campus for parent preview prior to instruction. In addition, the campus obtains parent permission before permitting
a student to participate in the Scott and White curriculum.
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.”
Comal ISD · School District · Scott White Worth the Wait

Comal ISD Handbook

https://www2.comalisd.org/Curriculum_Academics/PDF/Course-Guide-Middle_School.pdf

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Removing a Student from Human Sexuality Instruction
As a part of the district’s curriculum, students receive instruction related to human sexuality.
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
  • If included in the content of the curriculum, teach contraception and condom use in terms of human use reality rates instead of theoretical laboratory rates.

In accordance with state law, below is a summary of the district’s curriculum regarding human sexuality instruction:
Scott & White Wellness and Sexual Health Program is an abstinence-based program that empowers teens with information necessary to develop healthy habits and relationships. In grades 6th through 9th, students receive age-appropriate lessons with components for parents, healthcare providers, legal advisors, and the community. The curriculum related to each of the grade levels includes the following:

  • 6th Grade: Provides an introduction to healthy relationships, puberty, teen pregnancy and STDs. Students also learn refusal skills and goal setting.
  • 7th Grade: Curriculum is more detailed yet age-appropriate with a specific lesson in legal matters.
  • 8th Grade: Detailed information is given on contraception and parental responsibilities, emphasizing that abstinence is the preferred choice of behavior.
  • 9th Grade: The lessons build upon knowledge learned in middle and continue to emphasize building healthy relationships, avoiding risky behaviors, setting goals and decision making.

For additional information regarding the Worth the Wait curriculum, please visit the following website: http://www.sw.org/wellness-sexual-health/wellness-sexual-health

4th and 5th grade students are presented factual information at an age appropriate level about human growth and maturation during puberty. No sexual content is included.

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 selection of curriculum used for this purpose by becoming a member of the district’s SHAC.

Austin Lifeguard · Round Rock ISD · Scott White Worth the Wait

Round Rock ISD 2016-2017 Secondary School Human Sexuality Instruction

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:

Middle School

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.

High School

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.”

 

 

 

Austin Lifeguard · Round Rock ISD · Scott White Worth the Wait

Round Rock ISD 2016-2017 SHAC Meetings

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.