In accordance with General Laws Chapter 71, Section 32A, the Brockton Public School Committee has adopted this policy on the rights of parents and guardians of our students in relation to curriculum that primarily involves human sexual education or human sexuality issues.
At the beginning of each school year, all parents/guardians of elementary students in our schools will be notified in writing of the courses and curriculum we offer that primarily involve human sexuality and human sexuality issues. The Superintendent of Schools will designate the principal of each school to be responsible for sending the notice (s). Parents/guardians of students who enroll after the start of the school year will be given the written notice at the time of enrollment. All secondary student/parent handbooks will include a similar notification of curriculum information to be signed by parents and returned to each school. If the planned curriculum changes during the school year, to the extent practicable, parents/guardians will be notified of this fact in a timely manner before implementation.
Parents will have the right to:
A parent/guardian who is dissatisfied with a decision of the principal concerning notice, access to instructional materials, or exemption for the student under this policy may send a request to the Superintendent for review of the issue. The Superintendent or his/her designee will review the issue and give the parent/guardian a timely written decision, preferably within two weeks of the request issue.
The Superintendent of Schools will distribute a copy of this policy to each principal by September 1 of each year.