VCSC analyzes reviews of intercourse ed system

No schedule yet for suggestion to board

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The Vigo County School Corp. administration plans to make a recommendation related to the sex education curriculum and use of Creating Positive Relationships program after about a year of school board and community discussion.

Superintendent Rob Haworth doesn’t always have a timeline as to when he’ll provide that recommendation, but he anticipates presenting it at a college board work session before seeking college board action at a meeting that is regular he will first look for input through the college board’s intercourse training committee.

The intercourse ed committee came across Tuesday and had two separate reviews associated with CPR/sex ed curriculum, one generally speaking favorable additionally the other ??” very critical ??” suggesting a « change to an evidence-based curriculum » that is reviewed for medical precision along with other facets.

Both separate reviews had been done by doctors that have a link to IU Health, Haworth stated. He declined to state whom specifically carried out the review, as he told the reviewers that could remain confidential.

Review # 2 stated the CPR curriculum included « gross medical inaccuracies; omission of crucial information that is medical non-standard, obscure and confusing definitions of terms; not enough a health framework; and not enough inclusivity. »

In its suggestion, it claimed, « Despite the benefit of a curriculum dedicated to healthy relationships, the sheer degree of medical inaccuracy raises significant issues about these curricula. »

The greater amount of general Review # 1 cited some difficulties with CPR along with other VCSC curriculum materials, but otherwise, « we think the majority of this product is evidence-based and clinically accurate using the few exceptions » as noted, the reviewer penned.

Review No. 1 did raise concerns about CPR being presented by community people, as well as the presenters on « these extremely sensitive and personal optics » should really be « monitored closely because of the trained educator to be certain factual, nonjudgmental health training is occurring. »

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