Parent Opt-Out Process

Your Rights & Options

All parents with children in public school have rights and options when it comes to their child’s education.  The Department of Education has outlined way in which parents can have their concerns heard by the school system. Below you’ll find the process by which you can opt your child(ren) out of sensitive curriculum.

Opt-Out Process

DOE Regulation #2210.1 requires instructional staff or administration to notify parents or legal guardians of controversial issues that will be discussed in the classroom or through other school activities. This notification may be done through a general letter about the lesson or activity. Parents or legal guardians may also, on their own volition, write a letter to school administrators or a teacher to have their child excluded from a specific lesson or activity. If such a letter is received, the student must be provided with an alternative learning activity. The parents or legal guardians have an obligation to notify the school administrator or teacher prior to the lesson or activity.

Your Rights & Options

All parents with children in public school have rights and options when it comes to their child’s education.  The Department of Education has outlined way in which parents can have their concerns heard by the school system. Below you’ll find the process by which you can opt your child(ren) out of sensitive curriculum.

Opt-Out Process

DOE Regulation #2210.1 requires instructional staff or administration to notify parents or legal guardians of controversial issues that will be discussed in the classroom or through other school activities. This notification may be done through a general letter about the lesson or activity. Parents or legal guardians may also, on their own volition, write a letter to the school administrators or a teacher to have their child excluded from a specific lesson or activity. If such a letter is received, the student must be provided with an alternative learning activity. The parents or legal guardians have an obligation to notify the school administrator or teacher prior to the lesson or activity.