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Georgetown ISD Reviewing Sex Ed Curriculum
Social media sites and YouTube are playing a virtual role in parenting. The Georgetown Independent School District says it's time to get with the times -- and is reviewing its sex education curriculum.
Mary McKenna wants to get parents talking about sex for educational purposes. "It's a community effort," she says.
Georgetown ISD is reviewing its sex education curriculum and McKenna says this is the time for concerned citizens to chime in. "We want these kids to be well equipped when they grow up," she explained.
Sex education in Georgetown schools begins in the fourth grade. That's when kids learn about puberty. Each year another topic is added.
"It's something a parent should do not no teacher," said Brandon Argo. Argo, who has a 2-year-old son, believes the birds and the bees should buzz off until high school.
"Thirteen to 15-years-old would be a better age group to start it on because that's when they come into wondering and wanting to explore," added Argo.
That's the kind of feedback McKenna is counting on.
Georgetown I.S.D. hopes to have the sex education subcommittee formed by March so any changes in the curriculum can be implemented by the next school year. Anyone interested in participating should contact the health and safety services office at
512-943-5000, extension 7234.
McKenna estimates there are currently 45 teen parents in the school district.
By Alex Boyer