A ‘family quiz’ assigned to Virginia middle school students raised concerns among parents

Quiz.jpgThe superintendent of Hopewell Schools in Hopewell, Virginia has issued a statement after parents brought concerns to them about an assignment they said was inappropriate for their children’s middle school class, our affiliate WSET reported.

FROM FACEBOOK —– Hopewell City Public Schools 21 hours ago
Good Afternoon, here is the statement related to the worksheet that was distributed at Carter G. Woodson Middle School.

“We were made aware last evening of the Facebook coverage of the assignment given to students in the Family and Consumer Sciences program at our middle school. We immediately began to investigate. Upon further review, we have determined that a teacher downloaded this worksheet from the Internet. This content was not a part of the current and approved curriculum for this course nor was it in any way an appropriate learning tool for middle school aged children. This assignment was also not included or referenced in the teacher’s weekly lesson plans that are reviewed and approved in advance of instruction. Additional controls and School Board Office supports have been put in place. At this point, this matter has become a personnel issue and no further comment is appropriate.” Melody Hackney, Superintendent

The schools said a teacher at Carter G. Woodson Middle School distributed a worksheet that “was also not included or referenced in the teacher’s weekly lesson plans that are reviewed and approved in advance of instruction.”

WRIC reported that the teacher assigned a “Family Quiz” worksheet Friday in a Family and Consumer Sciences class…. read more

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