Human Sexuality and Abuse Prevention Curriculum at Sanger ISD
The State Board of Education updated the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) to include the following areas of instruction: physical health and hygiene; mental health and wellness; healthy eating and physical activity; injury and violence prevention; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; and reproductive and sexual health. Health TEKS Chapter 115
Following the passage of HB 1525 in the 87th regular legislative session and SB 9 in the second special session, parents or guardians must provide written consent in order for their children to be able to participate in instruction on human sexuality and the prevention of child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and sex trafficking beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.
The District Educational Improvement Committee (DEIC) makes recommendations for health-related and abuse prevention curriculum materials, and the school board adopts the materials and determines the specific content of the instruction.
In accordance with state law, a parent may:
- Review, receive a copy of, or purchase a copy of curriculum materials depending on the copyright of the materials.
- Remove his or her child from any part of the human sexuality instruction without academic, disciplinary, or other penalties.
- Become involved in the development of this curriculum by becoming a member of the district’s DEIC or attending DEIC meetings. (See the campus principal for details.)
Before a student receives human sexuality instruction, the district MUST obtain written consent from the student’s parent. Parents will be sent a request for written consent at least 14 days before the instruction. If a parent does not sign the Opt-In form, their student will not receive the instruction described.
Sanger ISD believes that sex education begins at home. Parents or legal guardians are the primary educators of their children and can be the most important influence on their health decisions. The lessons your child will receive in school are designed to reinforce what a parent or legal guardian is teaching at home, not to replace it.
PARENT PREVIEW DATES & ANNOUNCEMENT:
REQUEST TO REVIEW CURRICULUM MATERIALS:
Parents and legal guardians are entitled to preview human sexuality or abuse prevention curriculum materials at any time. To request access to materials, please complete the links below or contact Jennie Flaa, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, at the Sanger ISD Administration Building to make an appointment to preview materials in person.
Click Here to Request Elementary QuaverEd Materials Through Provided Grade-Level Links
Click Here to Request Secondary ESTEEM Materials Through the Purchase of a Workbook for $4.50
Sanger ISD Elementary Beginning of the Year Letter with Health Overview for the Year
Sanger ISD Secondary Beginning of the Year Letter with Health Overview for the Year
SAMPLE OPT-IN PERMISSION FORM:
SISD Sample Opt-In Permission Form
Both elementary and secondary students will be separated according to sex when receiving instruction on human sexuality.