Here’s what a visitor can expect to see per the new SHAC rules:
One community member (non-SHAC) shared the following comments/questions:
++ What is the goal of sex ed in AISD? How does a new curriculum help meet that goal better than what is in place now? By teaching consent to underage children, does the district feel that elementary aged children are developmentally ready to provide consent to sexual activity? How will you teach children about predators, which are the cause of childhood sexual abuse? How will you ensure that victims of childhood sexual abuse are not receiving the message that if they’d known better, then the abuse would not have occurred? Why is sex ed a high priority for elementary education when it is beyond the scope of TEKS? It is my understanding that the resource being used to write the new human sexuality is free. Where would I find the cost analysis of how much this time and training the new curriculum will cost the district? Why are additional resources and time being spent on human sexuality when the district has the very real heavy burden put on it by the federal government to rectify its lack of special education services?