Health teacher John Foster delivered a presentation to the School Board on Monday night proposing the change in the curriculum. Currently, fifth-graders are shown a video on puberty. The next time they learn about sex and health is in eighth grade, when they are taught the main sex education subjects, which include puberty/hormones, reproduction, abstinence, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, contraception and sexual orientation.
Mr. Foster is proposing the curriculum be modified so that fifth-graders are educated about puberty, body image, bullying and given an introduction to HIV/AIDS. In sixth grade, they would learn more about puberty, reproduction, relationships, sexual orientation,... more