Kennewick schools allow parents to preview sexual health education materials

KSD Board of Directors meeting to consider adopting health curriculum set for May 25

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Kennewick School District will allow parents to preview sexual health education materials for middle and high school students at an event Tuesday.

The presentation on the recommended health curriculum for grades 6 through 12 — which includes comprehensive sexual health education — will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the KSD Administration Center at 1000 W. 4th Ave. in Kennewick.

School district officials said the presentation will include:

  • An overview of the Washington state learning standards and instructional requirements
  • The process that was used to select the materials
  • An opportunity to review the content of the materials
  • Opportunities to ask clarifying questions

Attendees will also have the ability to give feedback that will be provided to the Kennewick School District Board of Directors, which will meet May 25 to consider the health curriculum adoption.

Anyone unable to attend can watch a livestream of the program on the school district’s website or view a recorded version that will be posted online after the meeting.

“Those viewing online will not have the ability to ask questions in real time, however there will be an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions through an online form,” KSD officials said in a news release.

According to the school district, the materials being presented were selected by the health curriculum adoption committee.

“Adopted curriculum materials must meet Washington state learning standards for health education and requirements for comprehensive sexual health education presented in grades 6-12,” school district officials said in the release.


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