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Roaring Fork Schools launch new health program

The Roaring Fork School District met April 24th to discuss access for bilingual students and their new health education program.

The meeting began with some discussion about improving rigor and access for emerging bilingual students. Board members expressed their ongoing interest in these students having access to the tools that will improve their learning, and teachers being able to accurately assess their progress.

Roaring Fork schools are launching a new health and sex education program called IHAM. The program aligns with the Comprehensive Sexuality Education Act, and the basic instructional materials and curriculum will be available for public inspection, and to any extent possible, available online.

In accordance with state law, parents and guardians will be notified in writing prior to their student’s involvement in the health course. Exemption will be granted upon request.

The district stated in documents that their goal is to provide a comprehensive and age appropriate education surrounding sexuality, health, and family life.

Reviewing interim superintendent Anna Cole’s evaluation closed the meeting out. Public feedback of Cole reflected that overall, the community felt that she is supporting the goals of the district, and creates a positive and productive environment for both students and staff.

Lily Jones is a recent graduate of Mississippi State University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a concentration in Broadcasting and Digital Journalism. At WMSV, MSU's college radio station, Jones served as the Public Affairs and Social Media Coordinator. In her spare time Lily likes to go to the gym and watercolor.