New Hampshire's Senate is set to take up a bill giving parents at least two weeks' notice if a teacher plans to use material related to human sexuality or sexual education that some could consider objectionable.
The bill follows a controversy last year when a man complained that his daughter, a student at Gilford High School, had read a novel about bullying that contained a sexually explicit passage. William Baer said the book "Nineteen Minutes" by New Hampshire author Jodi Picoult read like "the transcript for a triple-X-rated movie."
The Gilford school board later apologized for not sending home prior notice.
In addition to the two-week notice, the bill calls for schools to make the material available to parents when practical.
The House has already passed the bill.