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Policy: IGA
Parental Objections to Specific Course Material

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

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.

Nothing in this policy shall be construed as giving parents/guardians the right to appeal to the school board.

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

Legal References:
RSA 186:11, IX-c, State Board of Education; Duties.
New Sample Policy: January 2012

First Read: 9 February 2012
Second Read: 29 March 2012

ADOPTED: 29 March 2012