We have obtained a full copy of the proposed Resolution that will be introduced today by Atlantic County Commissioner James Bertino… relative to the plan to teach gender identity and explicit sexual education to very young New Jersey public schools students.
The attempt to bring such graphic, (many believe) age inappropriate materials into the classroom for children as young as second and third grades is opposed by many.
Because the language that will be taught is so graphic in nature, so is Bertino’s Resolution.
Therefore, we believe that it is important that you have the opportunity to read every single word, unedited and unfiltered of the Bertino Resolution… because this issue has become so divisive and controversial throughout the region and the entire state of New Jersey.
Please be advised that the language that follows may be disturbing to some… however, Bertino has included it in his Resolution… so that the public will have their eyes wide open, before something like this curriculum can be implemented to such young children in the classroom .
This is exactly as today’s Resolution reads, as follows:
4-26-22 DRAFT – ATLANTIC COUNTY COMMISSIONER JAMES BERTINO
ATLANTIC COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RESOLUTION URGING. GOVERNOR MURPHY AND THE NEW JERSEY STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CEASE FROM IMPLENTING THEIR SEXUALITY EDUCATION C.ATRRICULUM FOR GRAMMAR/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN, ANDREQUIRE THAT ALL LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS HAVE PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON THE SEXUALITY CATRRICULUM PRIOR TO IMPLENTATION.
WHEREAS, the New Jersey Department of Education is seeking to implement curriculum changes with multiple lesson plans that provide sexuality education to grammar / elementary school children; and
WHEREAS, the lesson plans indicate they are “K-12 Curriculum” for “age appropriate sexuality education “using videos, handouts and other material to support the lesson plans; and
WHEREAS, according to A Lesson Plan from Rights, Respect, Responsibility: and K-12 Curriculum “Understanding Our Bodies ” an example of the lesson plans targeting second (2n / a) graders, includes graphic descriptions about how “most boys”And“ most girls“Genitals function, including and description of an erection and how a “vagina can adjust to the size of a penis”; and
WHEREAS, according to A Lesson Plan from Rights, Respect, Responsibility: and K-12 Curriculum “Pink Blue and Purple,” an example of lesson plans targeting first (1st) graders, addressesgender identity with lesson plans telling the first graders “You might feel like you are a boy, you might feel like you are a girl. You might feel like you’re a boy even if you have body parts that some people might tell you are ‘girl’ parts. You might feel like you’re a girl even if you have body parts that some people might tell you are ‘boy’ parts. And you might not feel like you’re a boy or a girl, but you’re a little bit of both. “; and
WHEREAS, the sexuality education curriculum and lesson plansthe State is seeking to implement are not appropriate for grammar / elementary school children; and
WHEREAS, the National Sexuality Education Standards Core Content and Skills, K-12 provides guidance for sexuality education that is developmentally and age-appropriate for students in grades K-12 and determines students should learn to differentiate between gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation by the end of 8th grade; and
WHEREAS, implementing the State’s sexuality education lesson plans may do more harm than good for grammar / elementary school children because children of the same age develop at different rates and they may not understand what sexuality means or represents to others; and
WHEREAS, sexuality education is andn important topic for students to learn about at an appropriate age; and
WHERES, the Atlantic County Board of Commissioners he believes all local school boards should first disseminate sexuality education lesson plans to the public prior to implementation, so the public can have an informed discussionwith local school boards about the content and methods of the lesson plans that may be presented to their children.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOVLED that the Atlantic County Board of Commissioners urges Governor Murphy and the New Jersey State Department of Education to cease from implementing their sexuality education curriculum for grammar / elementary school students, and require that all local school boards first have public meetings for public input on the sexuality education curriculum prior to implementation; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOVLED that a copy of this resolution shall be sent to Governor Murphy, the New Jersey Department of Education, all New Jersey Legislators, New Jersey League of Municipalities, New Jersey Association of Counties, New Jersey County Commissioners, Atlantic County Municipal Clerks, Atlantic County Superintendent of Schools and Atlantic County School Boards.
The Resolution is expected to receive widespread support from the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Commissioners today.
SOURCE: Atlantic County Board of Commissioners.
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