Parents angry after school tells 13-year-olds they can have sex, choose gender

by Christine Kalmbach

9th grade students at a California high school are being taught sex education by Planned Parenthood unbeknownst to parents! Planned Parenthood’s devious, back-door methods to get to our children shows up this time at Acalanes High School.

See more on this article from Perry Chiaramonte at Fox News:

Students at one northern California high school are learning more than just the birds and the bees.

Along with local area groups, some parents are irate that their children’s sex ed class at Acalanes High School in Lafayette is being taught by employees of Planned Parenthood without their prior knowledge. They are also fuming over the methods and materials being used, including a checklist that asks students if they are “ready for sex” and another worksheet that describes how to give and obtain consent, as well as a diagram that uses a “genderbread” person for lessons in gender identity.

“[Parents] are very concerned,” Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, a non-profit legal organization that is assisting the concerned parents, told FoxNews.com. “Planned Parenthood is not exactly the best when it comes to putting young people first.

“They get more grants from the promiscuity of children,” he added. “The material they have provided was material that mirrored their agenda.”

It was the parents of ninth-graders at Acalanes that started raising questions after their children told them one instructor threw a model of female reproductive organs at one student and that many felt the sessions were pressuring them to have sex.

“Some of the kids were distracted because it was divergent from what they were taught at home,” Dacus said.

Acalanes Union School District officials told the institute the class was not taught by teachers but rather the staff from a local Planned Parenthood in nearby Walnut Creek.

Included in the materials provided to students were documents and worksheets that included a checklist entitled, “Sex Check! Are You Ready For Sex?” in which the 13 and 14-year-old students are asked questions such as if they have water–based lubricants and condoms and if they could handle a possible infection or pregnancy. Another worksheet reads like a how-to on obtaining consent from a possible sexual partner and offers possible statements like “Do you want to go back to my place?” and “Is it OK if I take my pants off?”

They were also taught about gender identity with the “Genderbread Person,” a play on the name of the holiday cookie, to teach them on how to identify themselves as either, “agender,” “bigender,” and “two spirit” to name a few.

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Have you ever seen something so ridiculous?! How many students think they are “non-gendered” or are attracted to “nobody”?! When you go to the doctor, you check off “male” or “female” on a health form. Why would Planned Parenthood want to confuse students? Because this is another way for them to make money. If they can get students to try sex with whomever, then they can make more money on testing them for Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases and also on birth control and abortions. Planned Parenthood does not care about our children’s emotional and mental well-being, let alone protecting them from physical illness and bad health. Students at the high school were also given worksheets called a “Sex Check”  and “Making Consent Clear“! You will have to see them to believe the audacity of Planned Parenthood! See the rest of the article here: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/14/parents-angry-after-school-tells-13-year-olds-can-have-sex-choose-gender/

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Round Rock ISD Current Human Sexuality Curriculum

Round Rock ISD is doing great things in many areas.  It is not a perfect district and we want to encourage constructive feedback to make improvements.  The overall philosophy of the Human Sexuality Curriculum at RRISD is actually very sound.  The implementation and communication of that philosophy could be improved.

At the Middle School level, Wellness and Sexual Health is taught in PE and Science classes at the school’s discretion.  It is meant to be a 10 day program that covers overall Health.  Some teachers/coaches present it in 4 days and only cover Human Sexuality.  The Curriculum that is used is Scott & White’s Worth the Wait (now called Wellness and Sexual Health).  It is a train the trainer implementation.  In other words, the district employees are trained on the material and they present the material.  Parent Forums are conducted by Scott & White.  This program as it is implemented in RRISD is Abstinence Only (at the Middle School level only).  It is our understanding that the lessons do not include Contraception at this age level.

At the High School level, RRISD students take a .5 Credit/1 Semester class of Health.  In that Health class, they receive presentations by Austin LifeCare’s organization called LifeGuard.  The presentations cover Human Sexuality including Contraception and it is considered an Abstinence Plus curriculum.  Students that take the .5 Credit Health class in Middle School at Cedar Valley, Chisholm Trail, and Walsh Ranch receive the LifeGuard presentation in the age appropriate form of the 8th grade unit including the Contraception unit.

We hope that this clears up some of the confusion and rumors.  We hope to help create better communication from the district and improve the implementation of both programs throughout the district.

SHAC Meetings are open to the public.  Attend and provide feedback!

What does Texas Education Code say about Human Sexuality Instruction?

By Round Rock Parents Care

Sex Education is not mandated by the State of Texas.  The TEKS and Texas Education Code document the General Requirements and Content Requirements for instruction, but it is not required.

Below is the current Texas Education Code Section 28.004.

Sec. 28.004.  LOCAL SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL AND HEALTH EDUCATION INSTRUCTION.

(a) The board of trustees of each school district shall establish a local school health advisory council to assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district’s health education instruction.

(b)  A school district must consider the recommendations of the local school health advisory council before changing the district’s health education curriculum or instruction.

(c)  The local school health advisory council’s duties include recommending:

(1)  the number of hours of instruction to be provided in health education;

(2)  curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and Type 2 diabetes through coordination of:

(A)  health education;

(B)  physical education and physical activity;

(C)  nutrition services;

(D)  parental involvement; and

(E)  instruction to prevent the use of tobacco;

(3)  appropriate grade levels and methods of instruction for human sexuality instruction; and

(4)  strategies for integrating the curriculum components specified by Subdivision (2) with the following elements in a coordinated school health program for the district:

(A)  school health services;

(B)  counseling and guidance services;

(C)  a safe and healthy school environment; and

(D)  school employee wellness.

(d)  The board of trustees shall appoint at least five members to the local school health advisory council.  A majority of the members must be persons who are parents of students enrolled in the district and who are not employed by the district.  One of those members shall serve as chair or co-chair of the council.  The board of trustees also may appoint one or more persons from each of the following groups or a representative from a group other than a group specified under this subsection:

(1)  public school teachers;

(2)  public school administrators;

(3)  district students;

(4)  health care professionals;

(5)  the business community;

(6)  law enforcement;

(7)  senior citizens;

(8)  the clergy;

(9)  nonprofit health organizations; and

(10)  local domestic violence programs.

(d-1)  The local school health advisory council shall meet at least four times each year.

(e)  Any course materials and instruction relating to human sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, or human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome shall be selected by the board of trustees with the advice of the local school health advisory council and must:

(1)  present abstinence from sexual activity as the preferred choice of behavior in relationship to all sexual activity for unmarried persons of school age;

(2)  devote more attention to abstinence from sexual activity than to any other behavior;

(3)  emphasize that abstinence from sexual activity, if used consistently and correctly, is the only method that is 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, infection with human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, and the emotional trauma associated with adolescent sexual activity;

(4)  direct adolescents to a standard of behavior in which abstinence from sexual activity before marriage is the most effective way to prevent pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and infection with human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome; and

(5)  teach contraception and condom use in terms of human use reality rates instead of theoretical laboratory rates, if instruction on contraception and condoms is included in curriculum content.

(f)  A school district may not distribute condoms in connection with instruction relating to human sexuality.

(g)  A school district that provides human sexuality instruction may separate students according to sex for instructional purposes.

(h)  The board of trustees shall determine the specific content of the district’s instruction in human sexuality, in accordance with Subsections (e), (f), and (g).

(i)  Before each school year, a school district shall provide written notice to a parent of each student enrolled in the district of the board of trustees’ decision regarding whether the district will provide human sexuality instruction to district students.  If instruction will be provided, the notice must include:

(1)  a summary of the basic content of the district’s human sexuality instruction to be provided to the student, including a statement informing the parent of the instructional requirements under state law;

(2)  a statement of the parent’s right to:

(A)  review curriculum materials as provided by Subsection (j); and

(B)  remove the student from any part of the district’s human sexuality instruction without subjecting the student to any disciplinary action, academic penalty, or other sanction imposed by the district or the student’s school; and

(3)  information describing the opportunities for parental involvement in the development of the curriculum to be used in human sexuality instruction, including information regarding the local school health advisory council established under Subsection (a).

(i-1)  A parent may use the grievance procedure adopted under Section 26.011 concerning a complaint of a violation of Subsection (i).

(j)  A school district shall make all curriculum materials used in the district’s human sexuality instruction available for reasonable public inspection.

(k)  A school district shall publish in the student handbook and post on the district’s Internet website, if the district has an Internet website:

(1)  a statement of the policies adopted to ensure that elementary school, middle school, and junior high school students engage in at least the amount and level of physical activity required by Section 28.002(l);

(2)  a statement of:

(A)  the number of times during the preceding year the district’s school health advisory council has met;

(B)  whether the district has adopted and enforces policies to ensure that district campuses comply with agency vending machine and food service guidelines for restricting student access to vending machines; and

(C)  whether the district has adopted and enforces policies and procedures that prescribe penalties for the use of tobacco products by students and others on school campuses or at school-sponsored or school-related activities; and

(3)  a statement providing notice to parents that they can request in writing their child’s physical fitness assessment results at the end of the school year.

(l)  The local school health advisory council shall consider and make policy recommendations to the district concerning the importance of daily recess for elementary school students.  The council must consider research regarding unstructured and undirected play, academic and social development, and the health benefits of daily recess in making the recommendations.  The council shall ensure that local community values are reflected in any policy recommendation made to the district under this subsection.

(m)  In addition to performing other duties, the local school health advisory council shall submit to the board of trustees, at least annually, a written report that includes:

(1)  any council recommendation concerning the school district’s health education curriculum and instruction or related matters that the council has not previously submitted to the board;

(2)  any suggested modification to a council recommendation previously submitted to the board; and

(3)  a detailed explanation of the council’s activities during the period between the date of the current report and the date of the last prior written report.

(m-1) Expired.

(m-2) Expired.

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 907, Sec. 2, eff. June 14, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 944, Sec. 1, 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 784, Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1377, Sec. 2, eff. June 15, 2007.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 729, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1235, Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2011.