Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

  • In October 2018, SUSD adopted the Positive Prevention Plus (PPP) curriculum to be taught to 5th grade and 8th grade students each school year.  To learn more about the multi-year decision-making process, please visit the Comprehensive Sexuality Education Working Group (CSEWG) webpage. 

Parent Workshop "Bridging the Gap: Communicating with Your Kids about Sexuality"

  • On January 10, 2019, Saratoga Union School District hosted a parent workshop by Ivy Chen, MPH

    Bridging the Gap:
    Communicating with Your Kids about Sexuality

    If you missed the presentation, please view the video online (see link below).

    Topics covered: Learning how to start the talk and answer sexuality questions for kids of ALL ages. Helping your kids to make smart choices regarding boundaries, puberty, friendships and crushes in today’s culture.

    About the presenter: Ivy Chen is a sexuality health educator, and has been working with Bay Area communities for 22 years. She teaches students ranging from the 4th grade through college age, as well as parent groups, community based organizations, teachers, and other health professionals. Ivy was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the Bay Area with her family at age 7. She received her bachelor’s degree in integrative biology in 1996 and her master’s degree in public health in 2001, both from UC Berkeley.  Ivy presently works as an independently contracted health educator. She has also taught as a lecturer for the health education and psychology departments at San Francisco State University for the last 16 years.

For Parents/Guardians of 5th Graders

For Parents/Guardians of 8th Graders

Additional Information and Links to Prior CSE Events

  • December 2018

    Spring 2018

    Additional Presentations and Information:

    Other Resources: 

    California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA): Overview Video
    The California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) AB 329 was signed in October, 2015 by Governor Brown. It became law on January 1, 2016. With it's passage, Comprehensive Sexual Health Education is now mandated in California with instruction required in middle school and in high school.

    This video course clarifies all sections of the CA Education Code (51930-51939) that were updated with the passage of CHYA. It also provides specific examples of how the purpose of the act, required criteria and required instruction can all be implemented to provide comprehensive sexual health education in grades 7-12 in compliance with the CHYA.

    The presenter is Sharla Smith, consultant to the California Department of Education on Sexual Health Education and HIV/AIDS/STD Prevention Education.

    California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA): Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Refer to the article links on the right column of this page

    For more information about SUSD's Comprehensive Sexuality Education Working Group (CSEWG), click HERE

CSE Library