Bill Summary for S 860 (2021-2022)
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AN ACT TO ENUMERATE THE RIGHTS HELD BY PARENTS RELATED TO THE UPBRINGING, EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, AND MENTAL HEALTH OF THEIR MINOR CHILD.Intro. by Batch, Fitch, Garrett.
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Identical to H 1129, filed 5/26/22.
Enacts new GS 115C-407.50 establishing that a parent has a right to: (1) access and review all education records, as authorized by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, relating to his or her child; (2) make health care decisions for his or her child, unless otherwise provided by law; (3) have access to transparent data about school and district academic performance data; (4) have access to information, data, and statistics as to the successes, shortcomings, or failures of each school his or her child is allowed to attend; (5) to know the nutrition facts of his or her child's meals; (6) for his or her child to have a fully resourced classroom with the tools and technology to deliver curriculum requirements as required by the State Constitution; (7) receive timely notification of information related to his or her child's health, well-being, and education; (8) to know of threats to his or her child's safety, whether to the child individually or to the school or local school administrative unit as a whole; (9) have his or her child diagnosed and served by the education system for any learning disabilities that may affect the child's educational outcomes; (10) be able to sit in his or her child's class, within reasonable limits set by the local school administrative unit.
Appropriates $50,000 for 2022-23 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to create a public awareness campaign to inform parents of their rights regarding their child's education.
Applies beginning with the 2022-23 school year.