On Tuesday, September 10th, the WCSD Board of Trustees voted to approve the lesson titled, Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
The motion of the BOT was...
- to break down a PowerPoint slide with terms and replace with a slide for each term
- include a preamble the teacher will use when introducing the lesson
"Family, religious, and cultural traditions and beliefs shape who we are as individuals today. As individuals, we have different perceptions and understanding of our own sexuality and that of others. Some traditions believe in one definition of sexual orientation, such as heterosexuality, and one definition of gender identity, such as cisgender, while other traditions and beliefs recognize diverse orientations, identities and expressions. These disagreements and differences are common in a diverse community, but they cannot be used as the basis to be hurtful, discriminatory, or to exclude any group. It is important to understand our own values and beliefs and how they related to who we are and who others are.
This curriculum and resulting class discussions are intended to be respectful and inclusive of traditions that reflect many perspectives and allow all students to see themselves and understand their own health and sexuality."
Welcome to Sexuality Health And Responsibility Education (S.H.A.R.E.)
The Washoe County School District's Sexuality, Health And Responsibility Education (S.H.A.R.E.) program provides students with a factual, comprehensive, abstinence-based instructional program delivered by specially trained teachers and counselors addressing HIV/AIDS awareness, reproductive system, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) and sexual responsibility.
Major Function:The S.H.A.R.E. program assists students in making informed choices and avoid behaviors that put them at risk.
To preview your child's S.H.A.R.E. program, the Washoe County School District invites you to attend a Parent Preview Night. Each session will cover all materials for the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th grade programs.
- District wide Parent Preview Nights for MS and HS will be offered by region each fall.
- Elementary counselors will independently host Parent Preview Nights for elementary schools.
Please contact your child's school counselor for information related to when the parent preview night will be held and when S.H.A.R.E. is scheduled at your child’s school.The SHARE Advisory Committee meets monthly to review and discuss curriculum needs and community concerns. Please click here for further information regarding meeting dates, times, and agenda items.
If we can be of assistance or answer general questions, please call (775)861-4476.
Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility
The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities. For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.