The last time Omaha Public Schools updated their sex education curriculum was in the 1980’s and plans are in the works to make changes in the program for students. More than 1,000 concerned parents and residents showed up to Tuesday’s school board meeting to voice their opinion on the changes that include gender identity, emergency contraception and abortion.
Superintendent Mark Evans wants to reassure the public that no decisions have been made and no curriculum has been looked at. He says what they discussed is what they are currently using, data from a recent survey and from a previous community session. He says they will also add the feedback from Tuesday’s meeting to the discussion.
The meeting was called off early after a clash between those attending. Evans says no decisions on the curriculum have been made and all feedback will be considered as they move forward.