Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/24/2018 - 7:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 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
Summary: 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
Funding: Not applicable
Fiscal Impact Not applicable
Recommendation: 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