Massachusetts Bill Regarding Parental Consent in School (H 275)
This law was last updated on Jul 11, 2017
H 275 would require every city, town, regional/vocational school district implementing or maintaining curriculum, or a school sanctioned program or activity, which primarily involves human sexual education, human sexuality issues, or sexual orientation issues to adopt a written policy ensuring parental or legal guardian notification.
Such courses would only be allowed to be offered in clearly identified non-mandatory elective courses in which parents or guardians may choose to enroll their children through written notification to the school.
Instructional materials for such courses would need to be made available to parents, guardians, educators, school administrators, and others for inspection and review.
The bill would allow public school teachers or administrators to refuse to participate in any such curriculum program and activities which primarily involves human sexual education, human sexuality issues, or sexual orientation issues that violate his or her religious beliefs.
Replaced by H 7304, which does not include a refusal clause.