Before the end of the 2021-22 fiscal year, the Clinton Board of Education rejected a curriculum for sex education in the district.
Superintendent Curt Nettles says the stories you see on whatever cable news network you may consume don't reflect the rural communities of Illinois, particularly central Illinois.
A healthy skepticism remains though as some educators in all corners of the country have independently taken it upon themselves to teach students of their beliefs. Nettles says one way to make sure a classroom remains free of the social agenda being pushed is to be involved.
Nettles has addressed a good way to shield from these issues is to hire teachers that have a familiarity with the district and share the values of the community and the school.
Nettles calls the current school board a great representation of the community's overall values and belief systems.