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Bill Requiring Parental Notice on Sex-Related Classroom Material Heads to Governor


A bill that would require parents to get advance notice before sex-related course material is taught in the classroom has passed the state Senate and now heads to the Governor.

Parents can already opt their child out of any course material relating to sexuality or sex education.

But this proposal wouldrequire schools to provide up to two weeks’ notice before that kind of material is taught.

Republican Senator Bill Gannon says this bill keeps parents more informed on what’s going on in the classroom.

“I feel this bill supports the parents of the state of New Hampshire and allows us to decide the sexual content that we want them to see,” Gannon told his colleagues on the Senate floor Thursday.

Those opposed to this proposal argue it puts unnecessary burdens on already strapped school districts. Former Governor Maggie Hassan vetoed a similar measure nearly two years ago.

The bill now heads to Gov. Chris Sununu, who said its “under review.”

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