This bill seeks to amend Section 16-40A-5 of the Code of Alabama 1975, concerning education. The bill introduces new provisions that would prohibit classroom instruction and discussion related to sexual orientation or gender identity in public K-12 schools, specifically from kindergarten through the eighth grade. The instruction must adhere to being age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate in accordance with state standards.

Additionally, the bill includes an insertion that would ban teachers and other public K-12 employees from displaying any flag or insignia that relates to or represents sexual orientation or gender identity in classrooms or on the property of public K-12 schools. The State Board of Education is tasked with adopting rules for the implementation and enforcement of this section. The act is set to become effective on October 1, 2024.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 16-40A-5, 16-40A-5
Engrossed: 16-40A-5, 16-40A-5