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SEAB

Sex Education Advisory Board (SEAB)

Sex Education Advisory Board (SEAB)
(formerly referred to as the Reproductive Health Curriculum Committee)

The composition of the Kenowa Hills Public Schools' Sex Education Advisory Board (SEAB) is defined by applicable State Law. The eight-person volunteer board includes representatives from the following groups: parents of children in the district, KHPS staff/educators, healthcare professionals, local clergy, and high school students. The committee meets to review current curriculum materials and make recommendations to the KHPS Board of Education regarding the reproductive health and sex education/health curriculum. The SEAB functions in accordance with Michigan legal guidelines and works to follow best practices in health education while maintaining compliance with state laws and local community priorities.

The SEAB is responsible for:

  • Establishing program goals and objectives for pupil knowledge and skills that are likely to reduce the rates of sex, pregnancy, and STDs.
  • Reviewing and recommending materials and methods to the local school board, taking into consideration the district’s needs, demographics, and trends including, but not limited to, teenage pregnancy rates, STD rates, and incidents of sexual violence and harassment.
  • Evaluating, measuring, and reporting the attainment of program goals and objectives and making the resulting report available to parents in the district at least once every two years. (§380.1507)

Upcoming Public Hearings:

5/25/22 Public Hearing Notice
3/30/22 Public Hearing Notice

Biennial Curriculum Review Timeline:

  • Spring 2022: State-mandated program review & curriculum approval process
    Note: Advisory board responsibilities/membership ends upon BoE approval

  • July 2022 - June 2023: Year 1 of the 2-year cycle
    July 2023 - June 2024: Year 2 of the 2-year cycle
  • Spring 2024: State-mandated program review and curriculum approval process
    Note: Advisory board responsibilities/membership ends upon BoE approval

References:

Michigan Compiled Law - Section 380.1507
MDE HIV/STD and Sexuality Education webpage
MDE Summary of Legal Obligations and Best Practices (dtd November 2019)
MDE SEAB Commonly Asked Questions (dtd September 2012)
KHPS BoE Resolution - SEAB Authorization (dtd December 2021)

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