Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
9/24/2018 - 7:00 PM  
Business/Action Items  
18.6 5th Grade Family Life Program Recommendations  
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1: All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and/or career.
File Attachment:
Recommendations 9-12-18 rev.pdf
5th grade lessons.pdf
A 5th Grade Family Life Steering Committee comprised of administrators, teachers, and parents/guardians met July 9, 2018, and July 16, 2018, to review the 5th grade family life curriculum and to identify areas for improvement for the 2018-19 school year and beyond. These recommendations were presented at the September 12, 2018 Board meeting for information. They are:

Overarching Recommendations
• All sites should schedule parent/family night to review materials
• Teachers and parents need access to same version of lessons
• Single opt out only for lessons covered by Education Code 51931(b)- human development and sexuality, including education on pregnancy, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections.
• Training be provided for teachers (including PE teachers), principals, and support staff

Lesson Recommendations
• Lessons on friendships, bullying and how to be clear with your friends should be taught at beginning of year
• 4 videos included in lessons should be replaced with ones from CCCOE Ed1Stop “Brainpop” website.
• Information on feminine hygiene products should be included in lesson
• Lesson 8 focusing on HIV be moved to middle school level
• Lesson 10 focusing on difference between gender identity, gender expression, and gender orientation be moved to middle school level
Not applicable  
Approve the 5th Grade Family Life Program recommendations.  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:  
Jose Espinoza - Assistant Superintendent Elementary Schools
Signed By:  
Dr. Nellie Meyer - Superintendent
Vote Results:

New Motion
Member Brian Lawrence Moved, Member Joanne Durkee seconded to approve the New motion 'Approve the 5th Grade Family Life Program recommendations.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
Linda Mayo     Yes
Joanne Durkee     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Brian Lawrence     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes