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KPS responds to 2nd draft of health standards

The Nebraska Department of Education has released draft two for the proposed health education...
The Nebraska Department of Education has released draft two for the proposed health education standards.(Nebraska Department of Education)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 4:23 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Nebraska Department of Education has released the 2nd-round draft of the Nebraska State Health Standards and will be seeking further input from the public. 

Through public input in the development of the standards, the NDE closely examined the Human Growth and Development strand and removed sex education from the standards.

“We think our Kearney Public School’s parents will appreciate the changes made in the 2nd-round draft,” said Dr. Kent Edwards, KPS Superintendent of Schools. “The voices of parents in Kearney and throughout Nebraska were heard and recognized in this process.  We encourage everyone to continue the process by commenting on the new draft as well. "

As planned, Kearney Public Schools will begin to re-assess the current KPS Health Standards standards adopted in 2012. KPS will develop and officially adopt new standards later this year with guidance from the final version of the NDE Health Standards, a local standards committee, and input from the public.

“The new KPS Health Standards will continue to meet our students’ educational needs and align with our community’s moral values,” states Edwards.

CLICK HERE TO READ 2ND DRAFT OF NDE STANDARDS

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