Per Senate Bill 5395, which requires that all Washington public schools provide comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE) instruction that meets state standards, the HSD must select a new CSHE curriculum for use across the district, which will be phased in over the next two years. The new curriculum must be:
- medically and scientifically accurate;
- evidence-informed and age appropriate;
- aligned with health and learning standards; and
- inclusive of all students regardless of their protected class status.
The bill defines comprehensive sexual health education as recurring instruction in human development and reproduction that is age-appropriate and inclusive of all students. There is no sexual health content required for students in grades K–3. For these younger grades, the curriculum content is focused on social-emotional learning. As has always been the case, parents and guardians have the right to opt their children out of sexual health education instruction at any time.
From October 1-14, Hockinson families had the opportunity to review OSPI-approved learning materials. Reviewers were invited to complete an online feedback form for each of the four textbooks reviewed: Health Smart Middle School, Get Real Middle School, Essential Health Middle School, and Essential Health Human Sexuality Supplements (for middle and high school).
Grades 6-8 Materials Review Form
Grades 9-12 Materials Review Form
The Hockinson School Board would like to thank families for their interest in participating in the curriculum adoption process.
10/21 CSHEC Update Community Night Presentation
CSHEC Curriculum At-a-Glance by Grade Level
CSHEC Timeline (presented at 5/24 School Board Meeting)
2/16 CSHEC Community Info Night Questions & Comments
3/25 CSHEC Community Info Night Questions & Comments
Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Summary Sheet