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Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

The Moreland School District offers comprehensive sexual health education for 7th grade students. This course uses up-to-date and medically accurate health information to address many of the health issues students face, or may face, in their lifetime. The Moreland School District highly recommends that all 7th grade students participate in this course.

This sexual health course is guided by several state laws (EC 51933 and AB 329) including teaching that abstinence from sexual intercourse is the only 100% effective protection against unwanted teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). While abstinence will be emphasized, other forms of prevention and their effectiveness will also be discussed as required by state laws. The curriculum will be taught during 7th grade science classes for approximately two weeks between April 15 and June 7, 2019.

Parent Preview Night

It is a state requirement that parents or guardians be notified prior to instruction and be offered the opportunity to withhold their child’s participation by submitting an opt-out notification form. If you wish to do so, please complete this form and return it to your child’s school office by Friday, April 3, 2020. Students not participating in the instruction will be given other academic assignments to be completed during the class period in a location to be determined by the school’s administrators.

In support of sexual health education, the Moreland School District invited parents to attend a Sexual Health Parent Information Evening led by Heidi Winig, Director of Bay Area Communities for Health Education (BACHE). Parents were welcome to attend whichever session is convenient for their schedule.

Dates are coming soon. . . 

At these sessions, parents/caregivers:

  • received an overview of the state requirements as defined in the CA Healthy Youth Act.
  • had a guided review of all lessons and content materials that will be offered in the Positive Prevention Plus curriculum.
  • became acquainted with what parents need to know as their children approach and go through puberty.
  • identified ways to initiate conversations with your child and answer sensitive questions.

Please see this flyer with additional information regarding these upcoming parent education evenings and how to RSVP for them.

Additional Information/Power Point

Spring 2019 Presentation Slides

The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (BP 0410)

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information:

Jennifer Baldwin, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, jbaldwin@moreland.org

For information or complaints regarding Title IX, click here