CHART: Presentation for North Bolivar School Board

I presented the CHART policy to the North Bolivar School Board yesterday (2/21) during their monthly meeting, which took place at the district’s central office in Shelby, MS.  This was the first presentation done in Bolivar County, one of our newly identified Priority 1 counties….

Humphreys County School District Adopts CHART!

The Humphreys County School District became the 9th school district to adopt the CHART Abstinence-Plus policy.  The board adopted an abstinence-plus policy in the fall, using the sample policy provided for districts by MDE’s Office of Healthy Schools.  Last night (2/14), the board voted to…

Charter Schools: Full Steam Ahead

Legislators moving forward on passing new charter legislation. As was predicted shortly after the 2011 elections, passing a new charter school bill has been a top priority for the leadership in both chambers of the Legislature. The legislators are expected to pass a more robust…

CHART: Changes Made to Priority Status

This past month, some significant changes were made to our CHART advocacy strategy.  As you know, the CHART initiative has been created in partnership with the Mississippi State Department of Health, which is administering the PREP grant that’s funding this initiative. The changes are based…

Hinds County School District Adopts CHART!

The Hinds County School District has become the 8th school district to adopt the CHART Abstinence-Plus policy.  The districts new policy was adopted on January 12th.  The county is currently identified as Priority 2, due to it’s significantly high sexually-transmitted infection rates.  This is the…

CHART Presentation in Greenville

Yesterday, I presented the CHART policy to the Greenville Public School District. This is my third presentation in Washington County, a P1 county which has the highest gonorrhea infection rate in the entire state. Two other districts in the county (Western Line and Leland) have…

Leland School District Replaces Abstinence-Only Policy with CHART!

The Leland School District (Washington, P1) moved quickly to revise their sex education policy.  The district already had an abstinence-only policy, and it is unclear how long that policy was in place.  But last night the school board voted unanimously to rescind the abstinence-only policy,…

CHART: Presentation at JPS Steering Committee

HB999 was the focus of yesterday’s Jackson Public Schools Steering Committee.  The committee consists of district administrators, principals, and parents.  The interest in the abstinence-plus sex education option was clearly evident, but there were several questions about how the policy would be implemented.  The Superintendent…

CHART: Durant and Columbus

During one hour on Tuesday, I was able to complete two presentations for the CHART policy. The first of these presentations was for Durant School Board (Holmes, P1), and it took place at their central office. After a brief description of the policy, I answered…

CHART: Presentation at Hollandale School Board Meeting

Before a packed house at the Hollandale School District Office, I spoke to board members about the CHART Abstinence-Plus policy. This was the first board presentation in Washington County, which is one of our Priority 1 counties. The presentation was quick and went something like…