Sexual Health Education Advisory Committee (SHEAC) Membership Agreement

Please read the SHEAC membership requirements, complete the required fields, and submit the form to complete your SHEAC membership.
Purpose

This collaborative working group reviews and selects appropriate materials and resources for our students, guides Professional Development for district staff, and helps plan and implement programs that support our students' health. The committee is mandated by our program's cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and supports all grant, state, and district-required activities. The purpose of this committee, as stated per CDC requirements, is to:
  • Provide district-level advice and guidance to improve health and sexual health education programs for students and health and sexual health education instruction for staff.
  • Assist schools in carrying out responsibilities for promoting and protecting the health of students, including implementing state- and local-level laws and policies.
  • Review and recommend written and audio visual materials, including educational materials, and social media communications including internet/webpages necessary for the intended audience to understand risk behaviors and explain less risky practices concerning HIV acquisition and transmission.
Organizational Partners

SHEAC comprises experts in the fields of health and sexuality education and sexual health services throughout San Diego County. The committee includes district staff, our district's direct consulting physician from UCSD Medical Center, community health agency partners, representatives from San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency and the San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego State University professors in the areas of Public Health and Education, faith-based representatives, current district students, and parents of current district students.
Member Expectations

We acknowledge that SHEAC members have separate missions for which they are committed; however, each party’s individual mission hinges together with shared responsibility. These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Have some knowledge of the science of HIV/STIs and current evidence-based HIV/STI/unplanned pregnancy prevention methods.
  • Serve all district students directly as a staff member, community partner, current student, and/or parent of a current district student.
  • Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis. If a membership represents a SDUSD department or established community agency, the member may send one pre-approved alternate to attend a specific meeting in the member’s place to represent the department or agency. To designate this alternate attendee, please contact Rachel Miller at rmiller@sandi.net.
  • Uphold and adhere to the district's Nondiscrimination and Harassment Board Policies (BP 5145.3 and BP 0410) that prohibit unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Member Agreements

All SHEAC members agree to provide guidance to the district's Sexual Health Education Program and other district efforts intended to implement and uphold:
  • Strategies to communicate minors' rights to access sexual health services in accordance with California state laws and district policy.
  • Programs to support safe school environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and gender expansive students.
Member Benefits
  • Participation in discussions that guide program planning.
  • Have a voice to guide SHEAC activities and initiatives.
  • Access to data stemming from surveillance and related activities.

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By completing and submitting this Membership Agreement, you are stating your commitment to the mission of SHEAC. Members must also agree to not film, record, or photograph SHEAC meetings or otherwise reproduce materials presented at these meetings without prior written permission from SHEP Resource Teacher Rachel Miller.

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