5020 Health Curriculum

Piute County School District has an active Curriculum Materials Review Committee that meets once a year to discuss the Utah State Office of Education recommended materials and curriculum. They may also review suggested resources and materials submitted from outside sources and approve such resources if they meet the criteria and standards of the Utah Core. The Health Committee is made up of: 

  • One - District Administrator
  • One - High School Teacher
  • One - School Administrator
  • One - Medical Professional
  • Four - Parents

As a school district we support parents in their efforts to teach students. Health curriculum educators in the Piute County School District complete a Utah State Board of Education sponsored training. This training is essential in clarifying appropriate responses regarding human sexuality that may stem from instruction in the following subject areas:

  • Health I and Health II
  • Family and Consumer Sciences teachers
    • Adult Roles and Responsibilities
    • Adult Roles and Financial Literacy
    • Child Development
    • Teen Living
  • Science Teachers
    • Inheritance
    • Population genetics
    • Meiosis
    • Reproductive Systems

Human Sexuality Curriculum Appeals Process

Any parent or guardian whose student is enrolled in Health (7th or 10th grade) in Piute County School District may request an appeal of curriculum used in the state mandated Human Sexuality program.

Send a written request to the Superintendent titled “Request For Appeal Of Curriculum For Human Sexuality.” Upon receipt of the formal written request for the appeal of curriculum for Human Sexuality, the Superintendent shall convene a committee to review the request for resolution. The committee will consist of the following:

  • At least one parent from the existing Health Curriculum and Approval Committee.
  • A District Health Teacher
  • A District Nurse
  • The High School Principal or Vice-Principal
  • The District Superintendent

The stakeholder submitting the appeal for the curriculum, and all teachers, parents and staff members who have served on the committee shall receive written notice of the decision within 15 days after convening.

If a satisfactory agreement can not be reached after consideration by the District committee, the Superintendent shall forward the information to the Board of Education for a final decision.

Adopted September 8, 2020

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