Elementary Health Education
School District U46 is in the process of developing a comprehensive K-6 health education curriculum. There have been a variety of state mandates in health education and social-emotional learning that impacts the health classroom. This curriculum will go to the Board of Education for approval in Spring of 2020.
Middle School Health Education
Middle school health education curriculum templates were developed and the Board of Education approved in May 2015. The below templates are reviewed and updated yearly to include new mandated content.
High School Health Education
School District U-46 is in the process of re-writing its high school health curriculum. Since the current version was written there have been a variety of state mandates impacting health classrooms in Illinois. We are re-examining the current curriculum and expect to have many changes to present to the Board of Education in the Fall of 2019.
State Mandates for Sexual Health Education for Grades 6-12
Public Act 98-0441 requires schools that teach sex education in any of grades 6 through 12 to include instruction in both abstinence and contraception and to teach with materials that are evidence-based and medically accurate. The Act also requires ISBE to provide a listing of resources to assist schools to secure or develop or adapt instructional materials in sex education that comply with the law, effective January 1, 2014. ISBE is currently reviewing many available programs and adaptations, in consultation with Illinois Department of Human Services, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the CDC.