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Health Curriculum

uNDERSTANDING UTAH'S HEALTH CURRICULUM

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Utah State Office of Education Health and physical education Curriculum 

Utah Law R277-474

Washington County School District has an active Curriculum Materials Review Committee that meets once a year to discuss the Utah State Office of Education recommended materials and curriculum. They may also review suggested resources and materials submitted from outside sources and approve such resources if they meet the criteria and standards of the Utah Core. The Health Committee is made up of: 

    • One - district administrator
    • Two - secondary-Level health teachers
    • One - school principal/administrator
    • Two - professional or private practice medical personnel
    • Four - parents and/or PTA officers

Health curriculum educators in the Washington County School District complete a Utah State Office of Education sponsored training. This training is essential in clarifying appropriate responses regarding human sexuality that may stem from instruction in the following subject areas:

  • Health I
  • Health II
  • Family and Consumer Sciences teachers
    • Adult Roles and Responsibilities
    • Adult Roles and Financial Literacy
    • Child Development
    • Teen Living
  • Science Teachers
    • Inheritance
    • Population genetics
    • Meiosis
    • Reproductive Systems 

As a school district we support parents in their efforts to teach students

Policy 2800 Parental Involvement In The Education Process

Also refer to Utah Laws

53A-13-301 and 302

(protects the privacy of students, their parents, and their families and supports parental involvement in the public education of their children)

Utah State Office of Education
Parent/Guardian Consent Form
Human Sexuality Instruction
Parent must receive the form referenced below no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of instruction

Washington County School District Consent Form #943

The beginning paragraph of the form reads.....

As part of your child’s education, he/she has enrolled in a course that includes instruction on topics related to human sexuality. You are receiving this consent form because instruction and/or discussion of human sexuality topics are controlled by state law and/or Utah State Board of Education rule. Please read the form carefully, select one option, sign, and return to the teacher identified above. Your student will not be allowed to participate in class activities without this completed and signed form on file. Thank you.

This form also gives

    • assurances of curriculum that is NOT approved by the State Board of Education
    • assurances that guidelines, rules and regulations will be followed
    • specific curriculum topics that will be discussed
    • options/choices to grant or deny participation
 

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SECONDARY EDUCATION
121 West Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
T: (435) 673-3553
F: (435) 652-4720
Assistant Superintendent/Secondary Education
Richard S. Holmes
 
Administrative Secretary/Secondary Education
Mandi Peck
Extension 5158
 
Executive Director Physical Facilities
Craig Hammer
 
Administrative Secretary/Physical Facilities
Elaine Giacobone
Extension 5166
 

 

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