Over 33% of respondents reported their primary role in their school district to be a teacher, 10.1% as a school nurse, 7.4% as an administrator, 5.4% as a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) member, and 43.9% as having a primary role of "other." Almost 30% of participants reported being SHAC members, although not their primary role in the district.
Additionally, 25.6% reported the curriculum is not being implemented because of a lack of school board support for curricular implementation, 23.2% reported the lack of SHAC champion curricular implementation, and 15.9% reported the lack of time to teach the curriculum.
When asked to check-all-that-apply about whom has the most influence to implement BIG DECISIONS in their school district, 41.2% reported school administrators and 33.8% reported SHAC members.
A significantly larger proportion of participants implementing BIG DECISIONS reported SHAC members, teachers, school board members, school administrators, parents, and students would support the implementation of BIG DECISIONS in their school district, when compared to participants not implementing the curriculum, respectively.
For participants within school districts that were not implementing BIG DECISIONS, the main reasons the curriculum was not being offered included the school administration acceptance of the curriculum, lack of SHAC recommendations and school board approval, and political controversy about sexuality education (Bowden, Lanning, Pippin, & Tanner, 2003).
Among those who reported not implementing BIG DECISIONS in their district, SHAC members, teachers, and students were perceived as implementation decision supporters.