Sex Education Advisory Board

 

We are in need of new members for the UCCS Sex Education Advisory Board.  The following is a description of the Role of the advisory board as well as the roles and responsibilities of the members.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the SEAB please download and complete this application.  (Click Here)

Role of advisory board.

The advisory board shall do all of the following:

  Establish program goals and objectives for pupil knowledge and skills that are likely to reduce the rates of sex, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. This subdivision does not prohibit a school district from establishing additional program goals and objectives that are not contrary to this section, section 1169, or section 1507b.

  Review the materials and methods of instruction used and make recommendations to the board of the school district for implementation. The advisory board shall take into consideration the school district's needs, demographics, and trends, including, but not limited to, teenage pregnancy rates, sexually transmitted disease rates, and incidents of student sexual violence and harassment.

  At least once every 2 years, evaluate, measure, and report the attainment of program goals and objectives established under subdivision (a). The board of a school district shall make the resulting report available to parents in the school district. §380.1507(5a)

In general, advisory board members are expected to:

  Regularly attend advisory board meetings and prepare for being an effective member at

the meetings as needed.

  Seek accurate and current information regarding content and instructional strategies that

will help them make informed decisions as board members and practical recommendations

to the board of education based on best practice.

  Be advocates and spokespersons for the board decisions and the adopted program.

  Share ideas and concerns and work cooperatively in a way that maintains the board as a

partnership of people who are willing to work toward healthy sexual development of youth

and reducing sexual risk behaviors.

  Support the public hearing process for proposed program revisions.

  Contribute to an evaluation plan and report regarding attainment of program goals and

objectives.

  Respect the decisions of the board of education regarding their recommendations.