This bill amends the duties of the State Board of Education to expand the notice requirements for school districts to inform parents and legal guardians about certain curriculum course materials. Specifically, it requires a two-week advance notice for any curriculum course material or program related to human sexuality, sexual education, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression. The amendment includes an insertion that no notice is required if a school employee is responding to a student's question during class. Additionally, the bill mandates that curriculum course materials be made available for parental review upon request, while ensuring that the parent's or legal guardian's objections remain confidential.

Furthermore, the bill introduces a new paragraph that obliges school districts to adopt a policy on parental notification regarding changes in a student's mental and emotional well-being, or related services. It prohibits school districts from adopting policies that prevent school personnel from answering parents' questions about their child's health or well-being, or that encourage students to keep such information from their parents. However, it allows for the withholding of information from a parent if disclosing it is believed to potentially result in abuse, abandonment, or neglect as per existing child protection laws. The act is set to take effect 60 days after its passage.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 186:11
As Amended by the House: 186:11
Version adopted by both bodies: 186:11