Design a Rollout Plan

The purpose of this phase is to create the systems, processes, policies, and guidelines that will be the backbone of long-term, sustainable sex education.

About This Phase 

While the previous phase, “Engage School Districts”, creates an action plan to improve sex education (e.g., MOU with the school district), this phase results in a clear articulation of the school district’s vision and commitments for sex education, including “in the weeds” details to guide sex education implementation now and in the future. This phase of the work relies heavily on the input of the “sex education team” – the interdisciplinary team created during the Engage Phase. At the end of this phase of the work the key documents that formalize how the school district will reach and sustain its sex education goals are in place (e.g., curriculum, policy, procedures, and curriculum scope and sequence) and all key school district stakeholders are clear about the school district’s commitment and approach to sex education.

Steps to Design a Rollout Plan

Step Results
Create the Sex Education Rollout Plan
  • Sex education implementation goals and objectives defined
  • Sex education curriculum selected, procured, adapted and adopted
Ensure Policies and Procedures are in Place to Guide and Sustain Sex Education
  • School district leadership and sex education implementers review and understand existing policies and procedures that govern the teaching of sex education
  • Formal policies are in place that support sex education institutionalization
  • Procedures and regulations articulate the school district’s plan and support for sex education institutionalization
Communicate the Sex Education Institutionalization Plan
  • School district leadership are aware of and promote sex education institutionalization
  • Teachers understand their roles and responsibilities for sex education institutionalization

The long-term sustainability of gains made during this phase of the work is supported by:

  • Clear, written documentation that are go-to resources to inform sex education instruction (e.g., via the established policies, procedures, guidance documents, and frameworks).
  • Sex education responsibilities embedded into key job descriptions, establishing a basis of accountability.
  • Ongoing investment and leadership support – a one-time communication strategy will not sustain the work. Be sure to keep communications consistent over time so that sex education gains don’t “fall off the radar.”


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