Secure Commitment from Key School District Stakeholders
- Established team comprised of people with policy and program decision-making authority engaged in reviewing and reflecting on the current status of sex education in the district and goals for moving forward
- A documented action plan to improve sex education
- A signed agreement is in place (e.g., Memorandum of Understanding or letter of engagement; this is only necessary if you’re working from outside an educational system)
Now that you’ve determined a school district is ready and willing to achieve their sex education goals, it is time to establish which school district stakeholders will have ownership and accountability for the sex education efforts. You’ll need a “sex education team” within the school district and this team should include at least one administrator that has policymaking authority (e.g., assistant superintendent, curriculum director, and/or principal) as well as a health coordinator, teacher, and/or other school health staff that can make informed programmatic decisions.