• Wes Cormier

Aberdeen School District: Sex Education

The passage of Senate Bill 5395 brought Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) to Washington State public schools. In a letter released by the Aberdeen School District, it details their plans to roll out the FLASH (link provides examples used in other school districts) curriculum for students for health education.

The FLASH (link provides examples used in other school districts) curriculum isn't your basic health education course. The information contained in some of these lesson plans was debated in Olympia by members of the Washington State Legislature. During the debate, information contained in CSE curriculum was blurred, redacted or censored because the content and visuals were not suitable for adult viewers in a public venue. Yet, it is suitable for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in the classrooms? There are already laws in Washington State that require science based anatomy, safe touch and basic health information for children of all ages. Not to mention the leeway given to local school boards to create, implement and deliver instruction to children. CSE goes far beyond the basics.

The silver lining in the letter from the district includes one hour, on one day to view the information and opt your children out. Keep in mind, the district might show you a lesson plan, generalities, but may not show you the details of each presentation. State politicians and bureaucrats are counting on parents to be at work, at your child's soccer game or preoccupied with everyday life to overlook this very important opportunity (one hour on one day - March 9, from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm) to protect the innocence of your children.

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