I am concerned about the loss of components on consent and respect for gender diversity from the Health Curriculum. These two components are in much of the Board's teaching, so I can only imagine teachers' confusion. The rescinded curriculum also deals with issues missing from the 1998 curriculum such as the internet and texting. The province has given vague assurances that these components can still be addressed, but there is no clarity about how.
District staff have reassured trustees and the public that many of the issues addressed in the 2015 Health Curriculum will continue to be addressed, including through resources such as books that reflect the diversity of families and events like the Rainbow forum. I am exploring how trustees can support staff in continuing to provide this information.