Mustang schools to hold HIV/AIDS parents meeting

Parents of Mustang Public Schools students will have an opportunity to view HIV/AIDS education materials at a Jan. 14 parents meeting. The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Education Center, located at 400 N. Clear Springs Road.

Parents will be able to view materials presented to students later in the year, hear a presentation from Mustang school nurses and have a chance to ask questions. In addition to district school nurses, staff from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center will assist at the high school.

Mustang Public Schools offers HIV/AIDS education to students in the sixth, seventh and 10th grades. Curriculum and other materials have been approved by the State Department of Education and the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The information is in compliance with Oklahoma State Statutes.

HIV/AIDS education will be scheduled no sooner than 30 days after the parents meeting. Student participation in HIV/AIDS education is at the discretion of each child’s parent or legal guardian. A parent or legal guardian may object in writing to their child participating in HIV/AIDS prevention education, and that student will be excused from the session.

Parents who are unable to attend the public meeting can call Debbie Beel, MPS executive director of student services, at (405) 376-7335 to make an appointment to view the materials.