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.
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