Curriculum Adoption

Adoption Policy

District Policy No. 2020: Course Design, Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials outlines the roles and responsibilities for the School Board in the adoption of new educational materials. The policy states: The Board is legally responsible for the adoption of all basic education instructional materials and approval of materials for alternative programs (e.g. special education, career and technical education, alternative schools) used in the district. The primary objective in selecting instructional materials is to implement, enrich, and support the educational programs of the schools. All instructional materials shall be selected in conformance with applicable state and federal laws, goals and/or learning standards of the district and state, and procedures established by the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Department.

Current Materials Under Review

Notifications about public review periods for curricula under consideration by the district will be posted on this page. For information regarding curricular materials currently being reviewed, contact the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at 360-885-5389.

High School Sexual Health Curriculum Adoption

Battle Ground Public Schools is considering the adoption of a sexual health curriculum for grades 9-12, and is providing opportunities to review the curriculum and ask questions and provide comments.

Background

The High School Health/Sexual Health Committee has spent the last year surveying the community and identifying proposed curriculum materials to be considered by the School Board for the teaching of high school sexual health in high school health classes. The committee determined, based on a community survey and the available curricula that meet the state learning standards, that Battle Ground Public Schools would use a combination of products and resources to create a customized curriculum. The proposed curriculum is a compilation of lessons from the Center for Disease Control, Family Life and Sexual Health, Positive Prevention Plus, and the district’s high school health textbook, Essential Health.

Curriculum Review

Opportunities to review the proposed high school sexual health curriculum include two curriculum review nights and by appointment at the district office. 

During curriculum review nights, attendees will have the opportunity to get information and ask questions. Curriculum materials will be available for brief review. Please RSVP as space is limited. Curriculum review nights will be held: 

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the Battle Ground High School media center.
  • 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 in the Prairie High School media center.

Please sign up for a review night only if you are certain that you can attend as space is limited.  Priority will be given to parents. Interpretation services are available by request.

The materials will also be available to review by appointment from Sept. 9 to Oct. 4 at the district office:

  • Please call (360) 885-5391 to make an appointment.

Some of the curriculum materials are copyrighted, so you cannot duplicate, photograph, or remove any of the materials from the review space. Comments about the proposed high school sexual health curriculum can be submitted online on the district website beginning Sept. 9. The last day to provide comments is October 4.

Timeline and Opt Out

The Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors will consider the curriculum at its regular meetings in October.

Per board policy, parents can opt out their high school child(ren) from all sexual health lessons or out of individual units. Parents will be notified 30 days prior to the teaching of sexual health about the opt out process and given an opportunity to review the materials.

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