CINCINNATI (TDB) -- The mileage reimbursement rate is pegged at 50 cents a mile. Part of the duties would be to show kids how to go to a bank or credit union. The proposed contract with the sex expert -- whose primary scope of service would be to train teenagers about "money management" and "budgeting" -- was prepared by the county's department of jobs and family services. She would commute to Cincinnati from Clarksville, a small town in Clinton County. Up to 15 teenagers in foster care programs would be paid $4,050 in stipends to attend 96 hours of training sessions. The contract says 64 hours would be devoted to handling money; 32 hours would be for identifying sexually transmitted infections and understanding the concept and practice of healthy relationships.
On the money management and budgeting side, the contract says the teens would learn various topics including "identifying personal values about money, clarifying concepts such as cost of living, spending and saving . . . selecting and managing checking and savings accounts." Each kid would be given $10 per class, bumped up to $30 for the final session.
As for the qualifications of the instructor, this is what the proposed contract says (names omitted):
". . . is a 17 years veteran professional Sexuality Educator. She is a Certified Sexuality Educator from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and obtained a Masters in Social Agency Counseling from the University of Dayton. (name deleted) has designed and delivered programs and professional training related to all areas of family life eduction to diverse audiences in Southern Ohio and nationally. Specifically, she is nationally recognized as an expert with regards to educating adolescents/young adults with exceptional abilities/disabilities. (name deleted) and her staff have provided services to the young adults involved with the Hamilton County Independent Living Program since 1997."