School District U-46 is in the process of re-writing its health curriculum. Since the current version was written there have been a variety of state mandates affecting health classrooms in Illinois. We are re-examining the current curriculum and expect to have many changes to present in the coming year.
Below is information from the Illinois State Board of Education about state standards in health education.
Public Act 98-0441 requires schools that teach sex education in any of grades 6 through 12 to include instruction in both abstinence and contraception and to teach with materials that are evidence-based and medically accurate. The Act also requires ISBE to provide a listing of resources to assist schools to secure or develop or adapt instructional materials in sex education that comply with the law, effective January 1, 2014. ISBE is currently reviewing many available programs and adaptations, in consultation with Illinois Department of Human Services, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the CDC.