Let’s talk about sex ed...
The Upper Canada District School Board’s Chairman, Jeff McMillan, says his board is “most willing” to discuss possible content changes to the province’s health and physical education curriculum.
Ontario’s new Conservative government has pulled the province’s new sex education mandate, claiming it wants to hold further discussions with stakeholders. In a July 27 media release, Mr. McMillan said his board “expects any curriculum – whether it is mathematics, social studies or science – to be current and aligned with modern realities, including our rural realities. We have the same ex- pectations for the health and physical education curriculum used in Ontario schools.”
He also urged the province to act quickly. “We trust that the provincial government is keenly aware of the timelines related to the start of the next school year and understands the importance of teachers having clarity about curriculum content,” he wrote. “Our staff deserves every opportunity to plan purposefully for effective instruction and to feel fully prepared to teach our students when classes resume on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.”