The Clarksdale Municipal School District has become the 5th school district to adopt the CHART Abstinence-Plus Policy. CMSD is also the second district to adopt from Coahoma County, which is one of five counties that meets each of our five sexual health indicators.
In the coming months, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will assist the district in selecting evidence-based curricula. MSDH will also provide teacher training, technical assistance, and data gathering. And all of this will be provided to the district at no cost!
More districts are expected to take up the policy in the coming weeks. Check mississippifirst.org for updates.