12 to health, sex education committee
The Sunnyside School Board created a 12-member committee to
review the district's health and sex education curriculum. The members include
one administrator, two students, five parents and four staff members. Also
included on the list of those planning to participate in the process are four
ex officio members.
Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole said he interviewed all of the
applicants and narrowed it down to the 12 he was recommending to the board. He
said the people on the committee are a very diverse, but a very balanced group.
He added that parents who were appointed to the board all
have children who are attending school and are all actively involved in their
The people who make up the committee include Harrison Middle
School Principal Janie Hernandez, Sunnyside High School students Julian Stroh
and Mira Mendoza, parents Tim Bardell, Suzie Zamarron, Marilyn Van Oostrum,
Mike Shuttleworth and Sandra Linde; staff members Patty Griffith from Harrison
Middle School, Stacey Alseth from Sunnyside High School, Dalia Gonzalez from
Chief Kamiakin Elementary School and Tina Peabody from Sunnyside High School.
The ex officio members include School Board member Joanne Kilian, Jan McDonald
with Lower Valley Pregnancy Center, Berenise Garcia with Planned Parenthood and
Sister Mary Rita Rohde with Nuestra Casa.