FREMONT — Following a hearing that lasted about 10 hours, the Fremont school board early this morning decided the district shouldn’t proceed with a planned s****l education curriculum for students in grades 4-6.
The vote came after weeks of heated debate among parents and curriculum advocates over whether the material is appropriate for elementary school students.
Board president Yang Shao and trustees Desrie Campbell and Larry Sweeney voted against implementing the course; board vice president Michele Berke and Ann Crosbie voted in favor.
The board also voted 3-2 to offer the course to students in grades 7-9. Berke and Shao dissented.
More than 200 people spoke out for or against the new curriculum. Many said some of the material is too graphic and specific for young minds, while supporters said its focus on inclusion of different genders and s****l orientations will help kids grow up to be better-informed and more respectful of others.
Fremont school board nixes s*x ed for grades 4-6