Quitman County School District Adopts CHART!

The Quitman County School Board adopted the CHART policy during their April meeting last night (4/10). The district is the 8th Priority 1 district, and 14th district overall, to adopt the abstinence-plus policy. With MDE’s recent decision to add two of our recommended curricula to…

CHART Update: Finally, We Made the List!

At long last, we’re happy to announce some exciting news about the curriculum review process! Last week, MDE added two of our recommended curricula to their approved list. The two curricula, Draw the Line/Respect the Line (middle school) and Reducing the Risk (high school), are now available…

Leflore County School District Adopts CHART!

We’re adding to the list of CHART school districts for the second consecutive day!  The Leflore County School Board adopted the policy last night (3/22) by a unanimous vote.  The district is the 13th in the state to adopt the abstinence-plus policy, and the first…

Mound Bayou School District Adopts CHART!

The Mound Bayou School District became the 12th school district to adopt the CHART policy!  The school board voted unanimously to adopt the abstience-plus sex education policy during their March 21st board meeting.  Mound Bayou is now the first CHART district in Bolivar County (P1), which…

CHART: Board Presentation in Indianola

This past Tuesday (3/20), I presented the CHART abstinence-plus policy to the Indianola School Board.  The Indianola School District is one of three districts in Sunflower County, which we’ve identified as Priority 1. During the Q/A session with the board members, it was clear that…

Common Concerns About Charter Schools

Mississippi’s charter school debate, which has been very contentious for several years, has recently intensified due to the increased likelihood that a more robust charter bill will soon become law.  The debate is deeply rooted in differences surrounding education policy and generations of racial and…

CHART: Update on Curriculum Review

The following is an e-mail that was sent to administrators of school districts that have either adopted CHART or are in the process of doing so.  The message gives you a sense of where MDE’s curriculum review process current stands, along with the developments that…

Columbus School District Adopts CHART!

The Columbus Municipal School District adopted the CHART policy during the board’s March 1st board meeting. The district, located in Lowndes County (P3) is the 11th district to adopt the abstinence-plus policy.  The community support for the policy was spearheaded by one of the district…

CHART: Meeting with Superintendents in Bolivar County

When Bolivar County was added to our Priority 1 list, I began preparing myself for the challenge of creating an advocacy strategy that would cover each of the county’s six public school districts.  The task ended up being much easier than I expected.  Each month,…

Greenville School District Adopts CHART!

The Greenville School Board adopted the CHART policy last night (2/22), making the school district the 10th one to adopt the abstinence-plus policy.  The district is also the 3rd of the four districts in Washington County (P1) to adopt the policy, following previous votes of…