FINAL CUSD SEX ED CURRICULUM READY TO REVIEW!

After a year-long process to improve the originally-proposed Teen Talk Sex Ed curriculum, the Capistrano Unified School District will make their final work product available for review beginning TOMORROW. It can be reviewed three ways: 1) at the district offices from 8:00am to 4:30pm, 2) by checking out a copy at the district office for review at home (if you are a parent of a 7th or 8th-grader) and, 3) at one of the scheduled Middle School Parent Nights.

We will begin our own review of this final curriculum tomorrow and post our review as soon as possible.

If you are unable to attend one of these meetings, you can view their PowerPoint online  HERE.  Unfortunately, you will not be able to ask the district questions. For example, slide #7 indicates that the curriculum does not “encourage the adoption of specific values regarding sexuality” and that it doesn’t “contradict family-held, religious, cultural or ethical values regarding sexuality.” After reviewing the curriculum, you may disagree.

If you are unable to attend one of these meetings, you can view their PowerPoint online HERE. Unfortunately, you will not be able to ask the district questions. For example, slide #7 indicates that the curriculum does not “encourage the adoption of specific values regarding sexuality” and that it doesn’t “contradict family-held, religious, cultural or ethical values regarding sexuality.” After reviewing the curriculum, you may disagree.

Concerning the Parent Opt-Out:

The district has made it clear that parents will have the right to opt their child out of this curriculum. However, they have not yet made this process easy. After searching the district’s website, we couldn’t locate it. Once we do, we will share a link to the required form.

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