Statement Issued on Health Ed Court Decision

May 5, 2005
Rockville, MD – Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jerry D. Weast released the following statement today regarding the decision by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. to grant a temporary restraining order in the legal case regarding the revised health education pilot program.

“Due to Judge Williams’ order and the approaching end of the current school year, I am suspending the field test of the revised health education curriculum at the six pilot schools.

“I have directed the Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Schools to review and evaluate the materials referenced in the judge’s order and the other teacher resource materials associated with the health curriculum before any decisions are made about future pilot testing of the revised curriculum in our schools.

“Questions also have been raised about some of the information in the videotape “Protect Yourself.” Therefore, I am suspending the use of the tape in high school health education classes and directing the Deputy Superintendent to conduct an additional, detailed evaluation of the tape.”

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