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February 27, 2019 CUSD BOT Meeting: PUBLIC HEARING

CUSDWatch Comment

Board Audio - full audio documentation

Public Hearing at 33:12

Presentation by Dr. Susan Holiday at 35:52

Presentation of Amendments to the Curriculum by Josh Hill at 36:40

34 Public Comments begin at 39:44

Discussion of Agenda Item #28 Instructional Materials Recommended for Adoption: Middle School Sexual Health Lessons Grade 7-8

Presentation by Dr. Susan Holiday at 2:09:30 Trustee Discussion Follows

Parent Resources:

United Parents CUSD Group

Informed Parents of California State Group

Letter to 2019 Health Education Curriculum Framework for California Public Schools, Transitional Kindergarten through Grade 12 - Using Public Education System to Fundamentally Transform America

 

Public Hearing

Public Hearing at 33:12

Presentation by Dr. Susan Holiday at 35:52

Presentation of Amendments to the Curriculum by Josh Hill at 36:40

34 Public Comments begin at 39:44

Discussion of Agenda Item #28 Instructional Materials Recommended for Adoption: Middle School Sexual Health Lessons Grade 7-8

Presentation by Dr. Susan Holiday at 2:09:30

Trustee Amy Hanacek at 2:11:24 "Trusted Adult"

Trustee Patricia Holloway at 2:12:35 "Trusted Adult"

Trustee Gary Pritchard at 2:13 Thanks Staff for difficult work

Trustee Jim Reardon at 2:13:35 Material not available in other languages

Trustee Jim Reardon at 2:14:35 Rights to Materials that are going to translated in Spanish

Trustee Patricia Holloway at 2:15:45 Parents should impart values to students. Parent Interviews. Add a discussion of the harm from pornography.

Trustee Amy Hanacek at 2:23:39 Lesson 10 Reduce Stigma of HIV. Lessons that teach kids how to talk to parents about sex. Pornography. Thanked working group.

Trustee Amy Hanacek at 2:29:13 Irvine approved Teen Talk as is and the world did not end.

Trustee Jim Reardon at 2:29:40 Thanked Parents. Pornography.

Trustee Martha McNicholas at 2:30 Pornography is not covered in CHYA 

Trustee Jim Reardon at 2:31:45 What is Pornography - Urged staff to include pornography. Mixed Message regarding Parents ability to OPT OUT. Misinterpretation of the law by OCDE. ACLU Parents can opt out of all of the curriculum. 

Trustee Jim Reardon at 2:36:02 The Benefits of Family Life and Committed Marriage.  

Trustee Martha McNicholas at 2:40:33 Clarification on OPT OUT. Family Resource Center.

Trustee Amy Hanacek at 2:42:05 Single Parent households.

Trustee Judy Bullockus at 2:43:03 Thanked Parents and the Public and Staff. Dysfunctional Families. Pornography is a problem. 

Trustee Gary Pritchard at 2:48:38 Charter Schools are also required to teach this.

Trustee Gila Jones at 2:49:05 Appreciated the views expressed at the meeting. Parental Rights. Pornography.

Student Advisor Mona Amirseyedian at 2:54:37  Safe space for LGBTQ Community.

Superintendent Kristen Vital at 2:56:12 How to add the harm of Pornography.

Trustee Martha McNicholas at 2:57:02 The harm of Pornography cover in sex trafficking.

Trustee Amy Hanacek at 2:57:38 The harms of Pornography (Pornography and Violence).

Superintendent Kristen Vital at 2:58:55 Add the harm of pornography in the addendum.

Motion by Trustee Holloway at 3:00:13 Move to adopt curriculum for 7 & 8 including addendum and adding a discussion of the harms of pornography

Second by Trustee Martha McNicholas at 3:01:24

Trustee Jim Reardon at 2:01:27 OPT OUT controversial. Mechanisms to ensure OPT OUT is actually enforced, and that Staff does not ridicule parents, and peers do not ridicule students who OPT OUT. Informed OPT OUT. "Fair Use"- the curriculum should be available on line. 

Trustee Martha McNicholas at 3:09:06 We don't post other curriculums on-line

Trustee Jim Reardon at 3:09:35 He does not support this tonight 

Superintendent Kristen Vital at 3:10:06 Clarification on access to materials. Clarification on what Trustees are approving. 

Trustee Jim Reardon at 3:14:20 When will the Compilation be complete?

Trustee Judy Bullockus at 3:14:34 Spanish Edition. OPT OUT 

Superintendent Kristen Vital at 3:15:06 Support for families who don't speak English

Trustee Judy Bullockus at 3:16:42 Notification of OPT OUT

Trustee Martha McNicholas at 3:19:06 Call the Question

Vote to adopt curriculum + addendum + dangers of pornography.

No: Trustee Jim Reardon

Yes: Trustee Martha McNicholas, Trustee Judy Bullockus, Trustee Gila Jones, Trustee Gary Pritchard, Trustee Patricia Holloway

The curriculum + addendum + dangers of pornography for 7th and 8th grade is approved 6-1-0