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Blank Comments on Gender Identity Health Curriculum

May 23rd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

 “Nothing to see here”  seems to be the message coming from Allegany County education officials when it comes to a controversial state health framework that instructs educators how to teach about gender identity. The framework broadly outlines how to teach health topics by each grade level; its family life and sexuality guidelines have been the most controversial. Some school districts have not yet discussed the framework- and that is the case in Allegany County. School Board president Crystal Bender told WCBC News last week that this a guideline- not a mandate from the State Department of Education. School Superintendent Jeff Blank echoed those sentiments pointing that the there have been no changes to the teaching of the health curriculum…