Sex Education Advisory Board

Interested in Volunteering on the Sex Education Advisory Board?
Our Reproductive Health Advisory Board is in need of interested parent volunteers who are willing to make a commitment to participate in 3-4 evening meetings per year. Please consider joining us as we discuss and plan for effective reproductive health instruction in the East Lansing Public Schools, review new curricula and materials for use at elementary, middle and high school, and assess program effectiveness.

To volunteer for the committee, please fill out the Reproductive Health Advisory Board Membership Information form.  Download the form here!


The Board of Education approved the following motions at their regular meeting on July 13, 2015

Selection Process
Motion:  That the Board of Education establish the following selection process for the Sex Education advisory board:   Members of the Sex Education advisory board  shall be selected based on both the state mandated membership requirements and the current composition of the advisory board.  The Sex Education advisory board membership shall reasonably reflect the East Lansing public school district population.

The membership shall be widely representative of the diverse beliefs and values reflected in our school community and the prevailing community standards within the context of state and federal law.  

Number of Members
Board of Education revise the number of members to serve on the Sex Education Advisory Board to thirteen (13) plus a representative of the ELPS Administration who shall serve in a non-voting capacity.  Of the 13 voting members, two (2) shall be pupils of the school district.

Appointment of Co-Chairs
Motion:  The Board of Education appoint co-chairs of the Sex Education Advisory Board for the 2015-16 year.  Co-chairs will serve for one year terms and may be re-appointed to serve again as co-chairs , without limit.

Terms of Service
Motion:  That the Board of Education establish the terms of service for the Sex Education advisory board at three (3) years, with the non-pupil members serving on a 3 year rotating basis with 1/3 of the membership reaching the fulfillment of their commitment every three years.

Beginning with the 2015-16 year, the co-chairs shall determine for the non-pupil members:
which 5 members have served the longest and will complete their terms the end of the 2015-16 year;
which 5 members have served the next longest and will complete their terms at the end of the 2016-17 year;
and the newest 4 members  will complete their term at the end of the 2017-18 year.

Any member who has served their term may re-apply to be considered for a new 3 year appointment to the board.

Pupil members shall serve for one year terms and shall not be eligible to serve as pupil members once they have graduated from, or are no longer students in, ELPS.  Pupil members are eligible to apply for reappointment to the board as long as they are pupils within the district.

Suspend Use of Outside Vendors/Contractors for Sex Ed Instruction
Motion:  That the Board of Education suspend any outside vendors/contractors in the delivery of its sex education curriculum for the 2015-16 school year.  This suspension shall continue until action is taken by the Board to authorize any contracts with outside vendors/contractors.