School Board

Background: Hillsborough County, like many other school boards across the nation, has increasingly embraced an agenda that undermines parental rights and promotes lifestyles that are contrary to Christian values. We believe it is essential to address this concerning trend and safeguard the well-being of our children.

In recent years, curriculums have been subtly influenced by ideologies that contradict biblical teachings. However, the audacity of this agenda has now become apparent, raising awareness among parents that our public school systems (and sometimes even private ones) are being utilized as political tools to disrupt the fundamental institution of the family. It is distressing to witness a narrative that encourages children to deceive their parents and perceive teachers and staff as the primary sources of protection and guidance. (Teacher's edition curriculums are a major source of this ideology.) 

At the heart of our concerns lies the preservation of parental rights and the assurance that our children learn the fundamental building blocks of education, such as math and reading, rather than allocating excessive time to emotional socialization. (SEL) The once subtle promotion of ideologies such as white supremacy, victim rights, untraditional family lifestyles, and transgender advocacy have come out of the closet. These topics are not promoted as a class but are interwoven throughout academic curriculums, making it more challenging to identify and address.

As parents, it is our responsibility to be vigilant and aware of the content being taught to our children. We believe that academic institutions should prioritize the core subject that are crucial for our children to receive to develop a strong foundation prepare them for future success.  

  • Example:  Math problems that have two dads or two moms, .....   
  • Interesting website to better understand the liberal goals- Sex, Lies, and Math Problems

8/ 20/23  Curriculum - Social Emotional Learning

​What does SEL actually stand for?

  1. Selective Education Limitation
  2. Suppressing Essential Learning
  3. Shifting Education Landscapes
  4. Sacrificing Essential Learning


Background Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) - Basically, SEL focuses on emotional and social aspects, limiting the overall scope of education by suppressing traditional academic subjects that are essential for a well-rounded education.

For those of you who might not yet be acquainted with the current state of curriculum programs in our public and many private schools, it's worth noting that the traditional academic emphasis has hijacked and undergone a significant transformation with the introduction of Social Emotional Learning (SEL).  Hillsborough Program- 7 Mindsets Cirriculum

8/20/23- Action Alert - School Board DO NOT APPROVE 7 Mindsets

3/06/23 Pornography books are in media centers, libraries and part of the curriculum in Florida.  LINK TO VIDEO (WARNING NOT FOR CHILDREN) ... ALL ARE IN HILLSBOROUGH. Shown at the DeSantis press conference.  The media promotes this as book banning the truth is these pornography and highly suggestive books should never be in any public library.  All children need to be protects.   

Sex Education:

Detailed Background: In September of 2022 a new Sexual Health Education curriculum was approved by the Hillsborough School Board for 7th, 8th and 9th graders.

  • Public notice required by Florida statute were not fulfilled.
  • Public hearing was not held as required before school board meeting in September.
  • At the School board meeting parents of those parents who found out about the meeting’s sex education agenda the majority of parents spoke out in opposition of the curriculum, yet it passed.
  • October over 3000 petitions opposing what the school board had approved were filed.  Link to Petition
  • November Judge Isem (handpicked by school board & staff) held a hearing
  • Curriculum is not being taught as required by Florida Statues.

Issues: The current Sexual Health Education is an assortment of several programs. (Picking and choosing parts of a curriculum while ignoring other sections)  This type of curriculum is confusing and sends mixed messages to students about their bodies and what sexual health means. Most importantly it is not only encouraging children to have sex but showing them many methods of having sex even with the same gender and how to please each other.  Florida does not mandate sex or HIV/AIDS education, but it does mandate comprehensive health education.  Which for grades 6-12 includes the benefits of sexual abstinence and marriage. 

Major focus of Hillsborough’s Program:

  • Sexual Risk Reduction (SRR), often called “comprehensive” sex education is primarily focused on increasing contraceptive use among teens. The SRR approach normalizes teen sex. Many of the scenarios are college students, abstinence after discussing pregnancy, contraception, and STDs.
    • Many of the resources and external links are graphic and not age appropriate (even for adults). (no longer on line) and
    • Discusses assigned sex at birth, after sex morning pill,
    • Taught without segregating males and females.
    • Opt-out form is vague and neglects to mention program
  • While 9 pages of information and 10 pages of games at the end of the curriculum focuses on abstinence which is a  “Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) Program" that teach the skills of the Success Sequence, which dramatically reduce the chance that youth will live in poverty as adults, if they implement, in sequence, these things: finish school, get a job, and then have children after marriage. If teens adopt these behaviors, they risk only a 2% chance of living in poverty as adults.”  Excellent website not mentioned in curriculum-

The CDC numbers are showing that teens are avoiding sex so why are our schools teaching our children how to have sex. The past 10 years children under the age of 13 having engaged in sex has decreased from 9.1% to 3.8%.   We should not be teaching ‘safe sex’ to the 3.8% but teaching abstinence to the 96.2%.

Goal: To ensure students are taught age appropriate, evidence-based sex education curriculums that provide information and resources that align with Florida statutes. Parents have full access to these curriculums and a voice in approving these curriculums.  

 Questions & Answers:

  • Are comprehensive sex education programs effective?  If so, why are 50% of all new STD infections occurring among 15–24-year-old students. (CDC)This graphic shows latest CDC data indicate that nearly half of all new STI infections occur among nation's youth, with 45.5% of all new STIs were among young people ages 15-24 in 2018
  • Aren’t most STDs treatable? No, not all STDs are curable and many show no signs and symptoms. Only way to prevent STDs is to avoid sexual behavior.  HIV is not curable, Hepatitis B effects 1% of the US Population, often unaware, 100 times more infectious than HIV.
  • What difference does it make how many sexual partners a person has if they use protection?  The more sexual partners a person has the greater the chance of  STDs, pregnancy, parenthood, and abortion.  Children are not mentally or physically prepared for any of these consequences. Many have lifelong long-term impacts. 
  • Won’t the teen pregnancy rate increase if we stop teaching contraceptive-based sex education programs?  No, teen pregnancy rates have dramatically decreased when funding for ‘safe sex’ and free birth control have been terminated.  A picture containing textDescription automatically generated
  • What is the impact of teens becoming parents? 
    • Increase rates High School Dropout:
    • Only about 50% of teen mothers receive a high school diploma by 22 years of age, whereas approximately 90% of women who do not give birth during adolescence graduate from high school.
    • Teen fathers have a 25//30% lower probability of graduating from high school.
    • Increase in Mental Health issues: Depression, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Increase risk of living in poverty, being a single parent, living in an abuse relationship
    • Adolescent Parenting

Our children are being exploited. We as a community are called to protect our children.  Now that you are aware of this situation, please speak up.  We need to have our concerns and voices heard, AND LOUDLY. 

"Florida must always be a great place to raise a family – we will enact more family-friendly policies to make it easier to raise children, and we will defend our children against those who seek to rob them of their innocence." – Gov. DeSantis  

Email the Hillsborough School Board, speak at a meeting, TAKE ACTION Send this information to your friends!        

Do you want your child or grandchild to be a parent before they graduate from High School?   This is why you need to get involved! 

The current sex education curriculum in Hillsborough and many other counties throughout our nation not only encourages sex put provides information to include explicit pictures of a variety of sexual activities with multiple relationship options. Normalizing teen sex is detrimental to our children, their families, and our community.

Whether you have children in the public schools or grown children it is important to engage with the school board.  What children learn in school impacts us all today and beyond.

Public education,  What are they teaching our children? - How to have a healthy relationship or how to be a porn star?   Our country's liberal view on sexual relationships of all kinds has infiltrated our schools.   Children's minds are being bombarded with confusing topics that make developing a health relationship and waiting to have a sexual relationship until adulthood nearly impossible. 

7th Grade Curriculum: 

9th Grade Curriculum

  • No mention of marriage in a 242 page curriculum.
  • Briefly mentions abstaining from sex - two sentences before discussing 16 pages of contraception with college scenarios as topics to discuss. 

Sex Education Articles

Website Link Date
Jul 5 2023

We need more people to speak up!  

Sex Education
Sep 10 2021 Sex Education
Jun 12 2023


"The toolkit from the nation's largest teachers union included LGBTQ+ trainings, LGBTQ+ book recommendations, links for LGBTQ+ guidance and a pronoun guide which detailed different ways to address people, including the masculine he/him/his and feminine she/her/hers and gender-neutral alternatives."

Sex Education, transgender, LGBTQ
Feb 5 2023

Renner's letter to Superintendent Addison Davis follows Julie Gebhards' challenge of a book at Pierce Middle School, called "This Book is Gay." According to Gebhards, the book graphic depictions of sexual conduct and step-by-step instructions on how to access a mobile sex app.

Hillsborough School Board, Sex Education, HGG

BEWARE: The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (also known as SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change) develops and advocates for the adoption of left-of-center “comprehensive” sexual education curricula and opposes abstinence education and parental oversight of sex ed classes in K-12 schools.

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States was founded in 1964 by sexual education activist Mary S. Calderone, then a medical director at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, along with fellow activists Wallace Fulton, William Genne, Lester Kirkendall, Harold Lief, and Clark Vincent. [1]

Sex Education, Planned Parenthood, Influence Watch
Jan 13 2023

Why we need 5 new school board members! 

Hillsborough School Board, Sex Education
Jan 6 2008

Conclusion: The program achieved a significant reduction in teen sexual initiation, and the role of the cognitive mediators was supported.

Weed, Study, Sex Education
Jan 6 2017

With the government cuts in sex-ed funding, teen pregnancies in England have fallen to their lowest level since 1969, according to the new study. In fact, the statistics show teen pregnancy rates diminished the most in those areas where secular sex-ed budgets were most aggressively cut.

Phelps told LifeSiteNews that he has seen it before. “Specifically, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest received a $4 million grant from the Obama administration for sex education,” he continued. “According to a report released by the Obama administration itself, females in the program reported becoming pregnant at a higher rate than females receiving the alternative program.”

“So after $4 million of taxpayer funding, teen pregnancy increased among teens who received the government's contraception-based sex education program,”

Sex Education
Dec 15 2022 Sex Education
Jan 3 2023

"Florida must always be a great place to raise a family – we will enact more family-friendly policies to make it easier to raise children, and we will defend our children against those who seek to rob them of their innocence." - GRD

#TheFreeStateofFlorida #FLInauguration2023

DeSantis, Education, Sex Education
Nov 21 2022

TAMPA — Incensed by the Hillsborough County School Board’s choice of sex education curriculum in September, more than 3,000 parents and other residents petitioned the district in hopes of forcing a change.

On Thursday, dozens of the objectors urged an independent hearing officer to recommend that the board drop its choice and start over. They told retired judge Claudia Isom that the curriculum did not encourage abstinence-based lessons, as state law requires if sex education is taught, and that many of the materials are inappropriate for students in seventh through ninth grades.

Sex Education, School Board
Aug 17 2019

“Gender theory”/“Gender ideology” – Select Teaching Resources The following select excerpts from various sources are intended to provide some information (not exhaustive) in the area of “gender theory”/“gender ideology” and may be helpful for educational purposes in the pastoral and public policy context.

gender, human sexuality, Sex Education
Mar 9 2022

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Sex Education, gender, Pinellas
Jan 22 2022

The Pirate Podcast brings you up to speed on the Inclusive Schools Support Guide written by a transgender advisor and endorsed by the Pinellas County School Board.

Link to Podcast

Photo of Esme Rodriguez, Author, Pinellas County Inclusive Schools Support Guide, Safe and Healthy School Coordinator. 


Sex Education, human sexuality, gender
Jan 28 2022

Polk County Public Schools Superintendent Frederick Heid has asked middle and high school librarians to remove 16 books from school media center shelves for a review after receiving complaints about the books from the activist group County Citizens Defending Freedom.

Sex Education, human sexuality, gender
Feb 11 2022


Biden just denounced the Parental Rights in Education Act as “a hateful bill” towards the LGBTQI+ community, but this is a good bill which should be called “The-Don’t-Change-My-Son-Into-a-Daughter Act.” Though opponents nickname it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, there is nothing in this bill preventing anyone from ‘saying gay.’ It is designed to limit young students’ exposure to conversations about gender and sexual orientation before they’ve matured. Listen to John Stemberger discuss this bill on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins.

parental rights, Sex Education, gender
Dec 2 2021

MUST READ THIS ARTICLE   Littlejohn, who is a mother of three children and a licensed mental health counselor, was shocked. Shocked at the fact that the meeting took place without her knowledge.

She had previously informed school officials about the family situation. Her daughter was experiencing stress about her gender at the height of the pandemic and the family was completely caught by surprise. The family found a counselor and began researching the issue.

And now school officials had intervened between her and her daughter over a very personal issue.

She would later explain in a speech to the Florida Family Policy Council how “gender ideology almost destroyed my family.”

gender, Sex Education, human sexuality
Feb 4 2022 Sex Education, gender

Click here for PowerPoint on Pinellas's Sex Education Program...  
Thank you..SafeEd K-12

Sex Education, Pinellas, gender
Nov 25 2019

Is this what we want throughout our nation?  "Christian Edwards, a parent who lives in Murrieta said, 'I came out to support parents who don’t want to be forced to vaccinate their children and to fight back against the schools allowing minors to leave campus to have abortions or hormone therapy.'"

Voicing disapproval from behind a computer or cell phone on social media just doesn’t cut it anymore, especially with social media censoring dissenting voices more and more these days.

Sex Education, California, gender
Sex Education

As of October 31, 2017, fifteen Florida school districts have adopted a comprehensive health education policy that includes a requirement for comprehensive reproductive and sexual health education curriculum. These districts include: Alachua, Desoto, Franklin, Gadsden, Glades, Hendry, Hillsborough, Indian River, Leon, Liberty, Martin, Monroe, Pasco, Polk, and Putnam. These policies include the following language.

The board requires evidence-based, medically accurate, age-appropriate, and comprehensive reproductive and sexual health education curriculum. This curriculum shall include information about:

  • abstinence as the only certain way to avoid pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS;
  • the consequences of teenage pregnancy;
  • the health benefits and side effects of contraception and condoms;
  • responsible decision-making, communication, and relationship skills; and
  • the importance of family-child communication.

Sex Education, gender