URGENT GWINNETT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL ISSUE
Over the last 15 years, Gwinnett County Public Schools have utilized an excellent abstinence based sex education, Choosing the Best. This curriculum strongly promotes abstinence until marriage. It has been well received by both parents and students and has been very effective. Pregnancy and STD rates in Gwinnett County have been consistently lower than metro Atlanta and most of Georgia.
However, there is a small group in Gwinnett County that has made it their mission to have the Choosing the Best curriculum replaced with a comprehensive sex education program. This group has proposed the implementation of a program that will undermine the abstinence message by teaching students in great detail about contraception and condom use and how to obtain them without parental knowledge.
We must show very strong support for the Choosing the Best abstinence based sex education program by having a large attendance. We are asking people to try to get there around 6:45pm because we have tags for you to wear to show your support for Choosing the Best.
Several of us are scheduled to address the board in support of Choosing the Best.
The group who wants to get rid of Choosing the Best and replace it with Planned Parenthood recommended comprehensive sex education will also have people addressing the board.