Even if you do not have a child in CFISD, as a resident and tax payer you have a vested interest to respond to this!
Please forward this to every CFISD resident you know and please read all the way through and then ACT!
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) for CFISD is comprised of grandfathered members, cluster members, community participants and school district personnel. Right now a sub-committee is researching and vetting sex-ed curriculum for our middle schools. Hopefully, you are aware of the program the district was going to implement called “It’s Your Game” that was shocking, inappropriate and violated current Texas Law TEC 28.004 and we helped to get it removed! But one victory is not enough…will you leave it to chance and find out after the fact as to what curriculum has been chosen for YOUR SON/DAUGHTER/NIECE/NEPHEW/GRANDCHILD/NEIGHBOR, ETC.?
The cluster members of the SHAC need to hear from every parent in their cluster! The message should be emphatically that as a parent in CFISD
(it does not matter what grade your children are as our whole community is affected by the final decision)
YOU WANT ‘SEXUAL RISK AVOIDANCE’ CURRICULUM! You do not want ‘Comprehensive Sex Ed’ which is not comprehensive as it does not disclose many of the risks of using condoms and failure rates or the side effects of prescription and over the counter contraception. They leave out vital information! Cy-Fair Parents Care parents have spent hundreds of hours researching various curricula and the people who created them! We know the truth and the agenda behind each program and can tell you all about it! Parents resoundingly want an abstinence until marriage program presented to their students! It seems the administrators and those in the medical field that benefit from sexually active teens want a comprehensive sex ed program…Why the disconnect with the school district??? The school doesn’t care about reducing sexual activity among their students or in other words “equipping our students to learn about the benefits of remaining abstinent” and actually encouraging the behavior amongst students, they only care about stopping pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases as this causes students to miss time in attending school and hits them in the pocketbook! But don’t students deserve to know not only the physical costs, but the emotional and spiritual costs of being a young sexually active teen in today’s dangerous world? Demand more for your student! Demand more for your school! Demand more for your community! Demand more for our future generations! Speak up and let CFISD know you will not tolerate a program that dumbs down our kids and assumes that every 11 year old has had sex or will have sex very soon!
Email your cluster rep now! The list is below, find your student’s school and click on the link to email your cluster rep:
I am a CFISD parent with a student at ______ School. I want you to know as my Cluster Representative that I am FOR SEXUAL RISK AVOIDANCE CURRICULUM. That is what I EXPECT the district to IMPLEMENT! I do not want a ‘Comprehensive Sex Ed’ program chosen as it has graphic and inappropriate material that the district has no right to teach AND it violates Texas Law. I EXPECT you as my Cluster Member to vote FOR A SEXUAL RISK AVOIDANCE PROGRAM ONLY. Thank you.
What Cy-Fair Parents Care are for
- Sexual Risk Avoidance Curriculum – rewarding students by learning to set goals, make decisions and understand human reproduction, along with the risks and consequences of premature sexual activity.
- Programs that are Age Appropriate – human reproduction information that is geared to middle schoolers 6-8 grade (11-14 years old) and then geared to high schoolers grades 9-12 (14-19 years old) in regards to the degree of information disclosed with accuracy and respect.
- Survey to Assess those At Risk – students with a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” are at a higher odds 2.1 and 2.9 respectively for initiating sex earlier, and also if the boyfriend/girlfriend is 2 years or e older than the student were 2.1 times more likely to have sex. Other factors could be family dynamics, socio-economic status or English as a second language. It is our responsibility to find out who is at risk and help them.
- Mandatory Parent Meeting and Participation – children for the most part, will do what is expected of them. Parents need to understand how their children are being influenced by unhealthy behaviors from the media and entertainment industries and even in public school depending on the curriculum or even personal opinions. We must help parents to discern what would be in alignment with their own values, many feel ill equipped to cover a hot topic such as abstinence and sexual education. We would offer help to parents to create family guidelines; thus helping their students to understand the benefits of following those values and guidelines. It has been shown that Dad is an important part of talking with teens about sex education.
- After School Complementary program – students that are unmonitored are at a higher risk for drugs, alcohol, smoking and sex than those students that have a parent or caregiver at home. Let’s encourage parents to have childcare resources for their students; a program that will also encourage students to make healthy decisions on an ongoing basis and help them improve their grades and confidence. 
- Adults that can Help – we need a variety of parents, community members, teachers, faith-based community members and healthcare providers to support our students with mentoring, extra-curricular activities, teen struggles and successes and more.
- A Solid Program 4-6 years in length – A one or two year program is not enough. Student decision making and risk taking abilities are not fully developed until students are in their mid 20’s. They must be continually encouraged to learn about their development, how to follow rules, make decisions, set standards and to become leaders. Programs that are multi-year will most likely have the highest success. Let’s find something that we can do for every grade 6-12th.
- Quarterly Speakers for Families – parents and students need on-going support in their lives to help them navigate each segment of life. Let’s bring the best and the brightest with experience and encouragement to help Cy-Fair families thrive through the incredibly emotional, spiritual and physical time of adolescence.  
- Annual Training Conference to Educate the Community – let’s get the community educated and empowered in connection with the school district and make sure that all parents and students are being helped with dynamic speakers and discussions to help each other understand the issues and the possible solutions of the teenage years. Cy-Fair Parents Care will help to create this.
- Follow up and Review of Results – let’s review annually to see where we are; to measure students’ progress, to monitor programs for effectiveness and possible adjustments, to review the community goals, to continue or adjust the program to ensure its success.