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Battle Ground Public Schools seeks volunteers for sexual health education committee

By , Columbian staff writer

Battle Ground Public Schools is assembling a committee of parents, teachers and community members to provide input on proposed curricula on comprehensive sexual health education in grades 5-12.

In recent months, the middle school sexual health community advisory group has worked to review curricula in grades 5-8 until the board of directors formally requested the district at a meeting on Nov. 22 to move forward on an implementation plan.

The final curricula will be implemented in schools in fall of 2022.

The district will select six parent/community members, six teachers and one building administrator to serve on the committee. Applicants will go through a two-step selection process that includes filling out a form by Dec. 12 and participating in a follow-up interview.

Committee members are expected to be chosen by the end of December. The committee will then meet weekly in person on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. from Jan. 11 to March 29. Meetings will maintain the current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

More information on the review and implementation of the curricula can be found on the district’s comprehensive sex education adoption plan.