Policy IHAMB: Parental Notification Relative to Sex Education

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

Each year, parents/guardians will be provided a brief writtendescription of the curriculum covered by this policy in any of ourschools. Parents/guardians may exempt their child from any portion ofthe curriculum that primarily involves human sexual education or humansexuality issued, without penalty to the student, by sending a letter tothe school principal requesting an exemption. Any student who isexempted by request of the parent/guardian under this policy may begiven an alternative assignment. To the extent practicable,instructional materials for said curricula will be made available to theparents/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