Harbor Springs Board of Education Approves Puberty and HIV/AIDS Curriculum

Harbor Springs High School shown.  During a Harbor Springs Public Schools Board of Education meeting earlier this week, the board unanimously approved a new curriculum on puberty and HIV/AIDS.

HARBOR SPRINGS — The Harbor Springs Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a new curriculum on puberty and HIV/AIDS as part of its scheduled meeting Monday.

Michael Behrmann, superintendent of Harbor Springs Public Schools, said the district really needed to update its materials on the subject, noting that the elementary program was still using a VHS tape.

Every school district in the state of Michigan, Behrmann noted, is required to have HIV/AIDS instruction at the elementary, middle and high school levels, and a Harbor Springs Public Schools advisory board has been meeting since January to review and recommend an updated curriculum. .

According to Behrmann, a total of 22 people showed up between two public meetings required by the state to review sex education curricula. The seven-member advisory board was made up of three parents, a teacher, an administrator, a clergyman, and a teacher.

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