Farmington Among School Districts To Get Sex Ed Update

FARMINGTON (WWJ) – Students in Farmington Hills will be getting an updated sex education.

Farmington Public Schools is one of many local districts reviewing its sex-ed curriculum over the summer.

Tera Shamey, a 6th grade teacher and Health Coordinator, said district officials will be taking a close look at updated material and public meetings will held for parents who want to be informed about the changes.

“Any change; a video, a poster, any kind of audio/visual,” Shamey said.  “Any kind of resource that supports the sex ed. curriculum has to go through this process.”

One major update is the addition of some new informational videos for students on topics including bullying, sex facts and the dangers of “sexting.”

“You send a picture to a friend and they send it to everybody else,” Shamey said.  “There you go there’s bullying; that’s cyber bullying right there.”

The videos will be available to 7th and 9th graders beginning in the next school year.

Shamey stressed that parents have been invited to review the curriculum — but said none showed up for a morning meeting, Wednesday, and only two showed up for one in the afternoon.

She said, when it comes to sex ed, parents’ input is always welcome.

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