Posted by: Webmaster | March 10, 2011

Amnion Update

Hello Parents & Citizens!

Many of us have been hard at work communicating our concerns about Amnion’s premarital abstinence program to the school district.

The district has refused to put a hold on the program and we are currently waiting to find out if they will modify the parental “notification” letter. Currently, the letter does not mention that this is an abstinence-only-until-marriage program; it does not mention the word “abstinence.” It does not explain Amnion’s faith-based mission, nor does it reference the website. You can find the letter in the parent folders on the Fugett and Stetson websites.

The district has also denied our request to issue a robo-call to parents of 8th graders. Yet, the school issues robo-calls about fundraisers at Barnes and Noble, Dr. Seuss Nights, and other benign activities.

We are currently researching the program, and several parents are sitting in on the Amnion classes. We are also finding out exactly how it made its way into our schools. Parents we have reached out to so far who had 8th-graders at Stetson last year, where the program was piloted, were unaware that this program was taught to their children.

We will be persistent with our requests and are working on a strategy. We will keep you apprised.

In the meantime, here is the schedule for the Amnion program. Please be sure to call your principal and opt-out if you do not want your child to experience this program. If you have an 8th grader who is set to go through this program or had an 8th grader at Stetson last year, PLEASE email me. You can help!!

Fugett – 3/10, 3/15, 3/17, 6/7, and 6/10
Stetson – 3/21-3/28, 4/4-4/11
Peirce – 3/21-3/25

ALSO, PLEASE KEEP MONDAY MARCH 14 (7:30 pm) ON YOUR CALENDAR. THIS IS THE DATE OF THE NEXT EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING, AT WHICH WE WILL ONCE AGAIN VOICE OUR CONCERNS DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD.

Thank you!

Dianne Herrin

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