Policy IHAMB: Parental Notification Relative to Sex Education

In accordance with General Laws Chapter 71, Section 32A, the School Committee has adopted this policy on the rights of parents and guardians of our students in relation to curriculum that primarily involves human sexual education or human sexuality issues.

Each year, parents/guardians will be provided a brief written description of the curriculum covered by this policy in any of our schools. Parents/guardians may exempt their child from any portion of the curriculum that primarily involves human sexual education or human sexuality issued, without penalty to the student, by sending a letter to the school principal requesting an exemption. Any student who is exempted by request of the parent/guardian under this policy may be given an alternative assignment. To the extent practicable, instructional materials for said curricula will be made available to the parents/guardians for their review.

LEGAL REF:

MGL 71:32A

Region Voted to Approve: 8/05/08
Amherst Voted to Approve: 9/09/08
Pelham Voted to Approve: 10/16/08
Effective Date: 10/16/08
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