Proposed New Health Curriculum Materials on Display for Review

Last Updated on Mar 6, 2015 at 2:40pm |

The proposed new health curriculum materials for elementary school students are on display for review by the general public.  In an effort to accommodate parents and stakeholders who live in the northern end of the county, these materials will be available for review at the following schools:
 
          Friendsville Elementary School March 10-16
          Accident Elementary School March 17-20
 
A Health Advisory Committee meeting was held on January 21, 2015.  At the meeting, elementary guidance counselors brought forth proposed new materials, as the previous resources are outdated. The following materials are available for review:
 
    “Talking About Touching:  A Personal Safety Curriculum”:
    This includes 2 kits, one for PK-K and one for grades 1-3.
 
    “Sexual Abuse:  It's Not Your Fault”:
    This is a video with supplemental materials for students and parents.  It was recommended to the Board of Education for grades 4-5.
 
There are also talking points and follow-up activities with these materials.  The proposed materials would be shared through the safety programs, which is part of the health curriculum. Counselors conduct these lessons with students in collaboration with classroom teachers.
 
Comment sheets will accompany the materials.  Please feel free to provide input via these sheets or during the public comment session of the Board of Education meeting on March 24, 2015.  You may also submit comments via email to:  barbara.baker@garrettcountyschools.org .