5297-S.E AMH AHER CORD 073
ESSB 5297 - H AMD 715
By Representative Ahern
On page 3, beginning on line 4, strike all of subsection (4) and insert the following:
"(4) The superintendent of public instruction and the department of health shall jointly develop a list of sexual health education curricula that are consistent with the 2005 guidelines for sexual health information and disease prevention. The list must be developed in public meetings, with an opportunity for public comment. This list is intended to serve as a resource for schools, teachers, or any other organization or community group. This list must be reviewed and updated no less frequently than annually in public meetings with an opportunity for public comment. The list must be made available on the web sites of the office of the superintendent of public instruction and the department of health."
EFFECT: The amendment (1) requires the list of sexual health education curricula consistent with the 2005 Guidelines to be developed jointly by the Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) and the Department of Health (DOH), rather than by the SPI in consultation with the DOH; and (2) adds a requirement that in developing, and annually reviewing and updating, the list, it must be done in public meetings, with opportunity for public comment.