MSF in National Press for Sex Education Work

Mississippi First has had some great national press in Fall 2012. Below, see links to two national news pieces and one national blog post about our work promoting evidence-based, age-appropriate, and medically accurate sex education. NPR, “Teen Pregnancy Declines, but U.S. Still Lags Behind“–Executive Director…

MSF Ole Miss: Chapter Members Attend Economic Policy Conference

Written by Blake Schrouf, MSF Ole Miss Chapter President This past Friday on October 26th, a small group of members from the Mississippi First Chapter at Ole Miss went to the Mississippi Economic Policy Center Annual Policy Conference in Jackson. The topics covered were those…

MSF Update – October 2012

October 2012 Update In This Issue Pre-Kindergarten Creating Healthy and Responsible Teens (CHART) MSF in the Media MSF Ole Miss Chapter Coming Soon Executive Director’s Note Mississippi First has been working hard to advance education in the last several months, whether in the Capitol, at…

Covington County School District Adopts CHART!

The Covington County School Board adopted the CHART policy last week during their monthly board meeting.  As the only district in Covington County (P3), all public school students in grades 6-9 will have access to evidence-based sex education this fall. Along with Calhoun County’s recent…

Holmes County School District Adopts CHART!

The Holmes County School District adopted the CHART Policy during last week’s board meeting.  Both school districts in Holmes County (P1) have now adopted our abstinence-plus policy (Durant adopted last month).  HCSD is also the 28th CHART district in Mississippi. This marks the 23 Priority…

East Tallahatchie School District Adopts CHART!

We are now one district away! The East Tallahatchie School District voted unanimously to adopt the CHART policy during last night’s board meeting (5/10).  The board’s support for CHART followed a recommendation from the district nurse and a special committee tasked with recommending a sex…

Yazoo City School District Adopts CHART!

The Yazoo City Municipal School District became the 27th CHART district during last week’s board meeting.  The district adopted an abstinence-plus policy recently, but decided to replace it with the CHART policy.  This change was necessary for the P1 district to receive free curricula, training,…

Water Valley School District Adopts CHART!

The Water Valley School District became the 26th district to adopt the CHART policy during last week’s board meeting.  With the board’s vote, both districts in Yalobusha County (P1) have now adopted the abstinence-plus policy. We are now four P1 districts away from reaching our…

Sunflower County School District Adopts CHART!

The Sunflower County School district has become the 24th school district to adopt the CHART policy.  Because the district is under conservatorship, the state-appointed Conservator has the authority to adopt district policies without a board vote.  This decision took place last week.  This decision also…

Shaw School District Adopts CHART!

The Shaw School District became the 5th district in Bolivar County (P1), and 23rd district overall, to adopt the CHART Abstinence Policy.  Considering the number of districts in the county (6), along with the fact that the county was added to the P1 list in…