In 1996 Congress passed the Title V abstinence education program law.  This program (theoretically; in DC the funds were not actually used for abstinence education, for example) allotted funds to states that requested them for abstinence programs that had to follow these guidelines:

A. Has as its exclusive purpose, teaching the social, psychological and health gains to be realized by abstaining from sexual activity. 

B. Teaches abstinence from sexual activity outside marriage as the expected standard for all school-age children. 

C. Teaches that abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way to avoid out-of-wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and other associated health problems. 

D. Teaches that a mutually faithful monogamous relationship in the context of marriage is the expected standard of human sexual activity. 

E. Teaches that sexual activity outside of the context, of marriage is likely to have harmful psychological and physical effects. 

F. Teaches that bearing children out-of-wedlock is likely to have harmful consequences for the child, the child's parents and society. 

G. Teaches young people how to reject sexual advances, and how alcohol and drug use increase vulnerability to sexual advances. 

H. Teaches the importance of attaining self-sufficiency before engaging in sexual activity. 

Pretty common sense, right?  

Not according to almost all of the candidates for School Board in Jefferson County West Virginia running in the May 8, 2018 nonpartisan contest.  At the We the People Candidates Forum on April 19,2018 at the Clarion Inn, Harpers Ferry, WV Tom Poteet, Donna Joy, Aaron Hackett, Laurie Ogden (reelected) and Kathryn Skinner (reelected) all said it was not appropriate to teach school age children that abstinence from sex before marriage is the expected standard.  Only Athena Roper (newly elected) said that she was interested in that approach, but had not yet heard about it.  Scott Suddoth was not present at the forum.

So, my question to the current, reelected and newly elected School Board members is; why would you not want to teach young people that the expected standard for school age children is abstinence from sex before marriage?  I hope that the School Board members and others will comment below. 

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West Virginia Required Vaccines & Adverse Reactions or Death

Vaccines Required in West Virginia for School Admission-  Data from VAERS1 including reports up to 12/14/2017
        United States Adverse Reactions West Virginia Adverse Reactions
            Serious     Death       Serious     Death  
Vaccine Communicable? Age
Administered
Number
of Doses
(
Total 44-46)
Vaccines 2.0
Rating
(Scale 1-5)2
Total x203 Annual Total x203 Annual Pre-Vaccine
Deaths/year
Total x203 Annual Total x203 Annual
Hepatitus B No-by Sexual/IV Drug Use 2 mths to 5 yrs 3 -5 17083 341,660 12,655 1929 38,580 1429 394 58 1160 43 10 200 7
DTaP Diphtheria-yes; related to
poor sanitation

Tetanus- No-Skin Punctures;
poor sanitation
Pertussis-Yes-coughing, sneezing
2 mths to 5 yrs 6 x
3 vaccines =
18
-1
-3
3
25,169
25,476
23,463
503,380
509,520
469,260
18,643
18,871
17,380
2900
2921
2837

58,000
58,420
56,740
2148
2163
2101
2
472
1400
1874
114
116
109
2280
2320
2180
84
86
81
15
16
15
300
320
300
11
11
11
HIB Yes-minimally contagious 2 mths to 5 yrs 3 or 4 1 18,715 374,300 13,863 2551 51,020 1890 1000 78 1560 58 12 240 9
Polio Yes-spread through stool-
poor sanitation
2 mths to 5 yrs 3 -1 18,649 372,980 13,814 2547 50,940 1887 1043 78 1560 58 12 240 9
MMR Measles-Yes-respiratory droplets
Mumps-Yes-respiratory droplets
Rubella-Yes-respiratory droplets
15 mths to 5 yrs  2 x
3 vaccines =
6
2
-2
2
8527
8380
8485
170,540
167,600
169,700
6316
6207
6285
439
407
403
8780
8140
8060
325
301
299

380
25
62 Congenital
cases. Deaths?
36
36
36
720
720
720
27
27
27
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
-
-
Varicella Yes-respiratory droplets-skin 15 - 17 mths 1 or history -5 3784 75,680 2803 186 3720 138 100 21 420 16 1 20 1
Pneumococcal
(Prevnar)
Yes-respiratory droplets 2 mths to 5 yrs 4 -2 19,020 380,400 14,088 2080 41,600 1541 200 62 1240 46 10 200 7
Hepatitus A Yes-feces-poor sanitation 15 mths to 5 yrs 2 0 3916 78,320 2901 131 2620 97 3 7 140 5 0 - -
Rotavirus Yes-body fluids, feces 6 wks-14 wks 6d
or not at all
2 or 3 -4 7914 158,280 5862 650 13000 481 20 to 60 23 460 17 7 140 5
Meningococcal Yes-mucus, kissing very close
prolonged contact
12 yrs (7th gr)
17 yrs (12th gr)
2 0 3095 61,900 2293 158 3160 117 5 9 180 7 0 - -

1. VAERS is the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, available at http://www.medalerts.org/.
2. Vaccines 2.0 the Careful Parent's Guide to Making Safe Vaccination Choices for Your Family, by Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted.
3. Vaccine injuries are estimated to be under reported by a factor of 1% reported to 10% reported (10 times to 100 times under reported).  We have chosen an under reporting rate of 5% reported (under reporting of 20 times) for the chart above.