Sexual Health Education Curriculum

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Comprehensive Sexual Health Curriculum


Senate Bill 5395, passed by the State Legislature in 2020, requires that all schools provide comprehensive sexual health education by the 2022–23 school year.


Comprehensive sexual health education is defined in the bill as instruction about human development and reproduction that takes place over time and is age-appropriate and inclusive of all students.


Beginning in November, Meridian will form a Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Curriculum Task Force consisting of Meridian teachers, staff, and parents or guardians and community members. The task force will recommend curriculum and educational materials for sexual health instruction to the Meridian Instructional Materials Committee and School Board. Recommended materials will be in alignment with the requirements of Senate Bill 5395, passed by the State Legislature in 2020, and a match for the needs of our community.


Parents and guardians are encouraged to provide input during the curriculum review process.

Opportunities to Provide Input


Overview Webinar: Oct. 28, 6:00pm


Families are invited to attend an overview of the Comprehensive Sexual Health Education requirements and our process for identifying materials. This overview will be held via Zoom in order to accommodate all interested families safely. Families will also have an opportunity to complete a survey and provide input for use by the curriculum review committee.


Link to join the Overview Webinar


View materials under consideration (TBD: December)


The identification task force will identify a short list of possible materials for adoption, families will be invited to review them and provide input to the committee. The process for this review will be shared as materials are identified.



Apply to serve as a member of the Curriculum Identification Task Force.

Parents/Guardians and High School Students are invited to apply to join the curriculum identification task force. More information and the task force application can be found on the Meridian Committee and Advisory Group Webpage. Applications are due November 1, 2021.

Learn more about the comprehensive sexual health education implementation requirements

For more information about Senate Bill 5395 and its requirements, please visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website