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Changes could be coming to health curriculum in Wausau School District

WAUSAU (WAOW)–Changes could be coming to the health curriculum in the Wausau School District.

The Human Growth and Development Advisory Committee met Monday to look over proposed additions to the Human Growth and Development unit of the curriculum.

That unit is taught in fifth and sixth grade and then again once more in high school.

This comes after committee recommendations that secondary health teachers meet three times in the fall to adjust the curriculum.

The possible additions include a presentation on accessing valid information for sexual health decisions, emphasizing gender neutral language, inclusive terminology, human trafficking, and consent.

“I just really give our health teachers a lot of credit for the time that they’ve put in, the really have taken a balanced approached to what can be a touchy subject and they’ve done an excellent job always keeping our students in mind keeping and inclusive environment where all of our students are welcome and feel accepted,” said Paul Weber who is the Director of Secondary Education for the Wausau School District.

The committee will meet again in December or January to look over the final draft of possible changes. If the committee approves the final draft, it will then be voted on by the full Wausau Board of Education.

Ben Zitouni

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