Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to reflect that sex education is not part of VCSC’s five-year strategic plan.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Vigo County school board approved a five-year strategic plan Monday that will focus on budget cuts and school consolidation.
The strategic plan was in the works for one year, taking in public input before its approval.
Superintendent Rob Haworth says in a couple of weeks a series of community meetings will be announced to go over the items in that plan.
Also at Monday’s board meeting, parents argue that the current sex education plan is outdated and too abstinence-based.
Other parents argue that a new program in consideration teaches students sex education too young and explicitly.
Three board members will lead a committee to establish parameters for a sex education program. The expectation is that the committee will make recommendations to the board considering changes.
“It’s 3 school board members and they will identity other members that they would like to have and join them and then I really think it’s three areas, one area is looking at curriculum the second is the delivery of that curriculum and then all other processes, that might surround that curriculum,” Haworth said.
Haworth says he expects this committee to get going in the spring and summer.
Meetings will be announced in the coming weeks that will look over strategic plan including consolidation plans for elementary schools.
Also in the strategic plan, incorporating more technology and moving Vigo County schools 1:1.