Thursday, June 4, 2015

No discussion of sex ed

A proposed resolution regarding the Ontario Ministry of Education's controversial Health and Physical Education curriculum did not even reach the discussion stage at Wednesday's Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board meeting.

The proposed resolution, moved by HSCDSB trustee Kathleen Rosilius, called for the board to delay implementation of the new curriculum in its classrooms for one year (until September 2016) in order to give parents and ratepayers, trustees, board officials and teachers more time to voice their opinions of the sex education component of the curriculum.

No other trustee came forward as a seconder to the proposed resolution, therefore it did not come up for discussion at the meeting.

The province has directed school boards to begin teaching the new curriculum in September 2015.

"I'm disappointed," said Bill Murphy, a former HSCDSB trustee and concerned parent and ratepayer, speaking to SooToday.

"This whole community of Sault Ste. Marie is having discussions right now about the whole issue of transparency and openness."

"I have found when people find what's buried in the details of this curriculum, they're alarmed," Murphy said.  (more...)

Trustees drop the ball again.

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