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1955 Districtwide Parental Involvement (Parents' Bill of Rights)

Parents have the right to be involved in their minor child’s education, including directing that education. Parents are encouraged to exercise their rights in conjunction with district guidance so as not to inadvertently impede their minor child’s compliance with federal and state mandated requirements – including requirements related to graduation. Parents also have the right to review school records related to their minor child.

Parents generally have the right to consent prior to an audio or video recording being made of their minor child. This right does not preempt the district’s right to make recordings (without specific parental approval) related to:

•          safety, general order and discipline

•          academic or extracurricular activities

•          classroom instruction

•          security/surveillance of the buildings or grounds

•          photo ID cards

Parents have the right to receive prompt notice if their minor child is believed to be the victim of a crime perpetrated by someone other than the parent, unless law enforcement or DHS officials have determined that parental notification would impede the related investigation. These notice provisions do not apply to matters which involve routine misconduct typically addressed through student discipline procedures. School personnel will not attempt to encourage or coerce a child to withhold information from parents.

The district offers sex education in grades 6-12. Parents who object to their minor child participating in the district’s sex education program must submit a written notice, signed and dated by a parent, to the principal in order for their child to be excused from participation. Pursuant to the 2023 Oklahoma “Parents’ Bill of Rights” (OAC 210: 10-2-

1, et seq.) sex or sexuality education means any class, program, curriculum, instruction, test, survey, questionnaire, course, or other instructional material that relates to sexual behavior, sexual attitudes, or sexuality, including but not limited to gender identity or sexual orientation. A written objection from a parent/guardian may object to sex or sexuality education or any other instruction questioning beliefs or practices in sex, morality, or religion. Students who are not participating in the district’s sex education program will be permitted to study in the school library or office during sex education instruction.

Parents may review learning materials affecting their minor children’s course of study, including supplemental materials, by making a request through the building principal.

Parents who object to a learning material or activity may withdraw their minor child from the class or program in which the material is used. In order to withdraw a student, the parent must submit a written request, signed and dated by a parent, to the building principal. Parents who choose to withdraw their minor child from a required class are responsible for making alternate arrangements for the child to earn credit for the class.

No district or district employee shall encourage, coerce, or attempt to encourage or coerce a minor child to withhold information from the student’s parent/guardian.

The 2023 Oklahoma “Parents’ Bill of Rights” (OAC 210:10-2-1, et seq.), requires the district to disclose to a student’s parent/guardian any information known to the district or its employees regarding material changes reasonably expected to be important to the parent/guardian regarding their student’s health, social, or psychological development, including identity information. Disclosure of this information shall occur within 30 days of learning the information. “Identity information” means information including, but not limited to, any names or pronouns used by a student at school and any social transition or other transition to a gender that differs from the student’s sex. “Sex” means the physical condition of being male or female based on genetics and physiology, as identified on the individual’s original birth certificate.




Adopted 12/8/14

Revised 12/11/23