IGE – Parental Objections To Specific Course Material

The ConVal School Board recognizes that there may be specific course materials that some parents/guardians find objectionable.

Parents who wish for particular instructional material be reviewed for appropriateness may submit a request for review in accordance with Board Policy KEC.

Not less than two weeks advance notice shall be provided to parents/legal guardians of curriculum course material used for instruction of human sexuality or human sexual education. Notice shall be provided by the School District via US mail prior to the presentation of these course materials. Notification will include how and where a parent can review the course materials.

In the event a parent/guardian finds specific course material objectionable, the parent/guardian may notify the building principal of the specific material to which they object and request that the student receive alternative instruction, sufficient to enable the child to meet state requirements for education in the particular subject area. This notification and request shall be in writing.

The building principal and the parent must mutually agree to the alternative instruction. The alternative instruction agreed upon must meet state minimum standards.

School district staff will make reasonable efforts, within the scope of existing time, schedules, resources and other duties, to accommodate alternative instruction for the student. Alternative instruction may be provided by the school, through approved independent study, or through other method agreed to by the parent/guardian and the building principal. Any cost associated with the alternative instruction shall be borne by the parent/guardian.

Legal References:

         RSA 186:11, IX-c, State Board of Education; Duties

See also  KEC

1st Read:  August 10, 2019

2nd Read:  August 20, 2019

Adopted:  August 20, 2019