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From the ECS State Policy Database
Curriculum--Excusal


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
COSigned into law 05/2013P-12Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education
H.B. 1081
Defines "comprehensive human sexuality education" as medically accurate information about all methods to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and infections, and the link between human papillomavirus and cancer, and other types of can...

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MISigned into law 12/2012P-12Opt-Out from Instruction Regarding Child Sexual Abuse
S.B. 1114
Permits a parent or guardian to review and/or excuse his/her child from receiving instruction on child sexual abuse.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/billengrossed/Senate/pdf/2012-SEBH-1114.pdf...

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NHVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 01/2012P-12Parental Objections to Course Material
H.B. 542
Requires school districts to adopt a policy allowing an exception to specific course material based on a parent's or legal guardian's determination that the material is objectionable. Requires such parent to notify the school principal or designee in writing o...

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NYSigned into law 08/2010P-12Student Rights re: Animal Dissection
A.B. 3467
Requires local boards to develop a policy to give all students enrolled in a course that includes animal dissection reasonable notice of their rights to complete an alternative project approved by the student's teacher. Requires such notice to be distributed t...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Foreign Student Course Exemptions
S.B. 1051
Exempts foreign students enrolled in joint degree programs with Texas universities from the statutorily required 12 semester credit hours of Government/Political Science and Texas and American History, instead requiring such students to take a four-hour Americ...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Curriculum Excusal on Religious Grounds
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Provides that if any part of a school's instruction in health conflicts with the religious training and beliefs of a parent or guardian of a pupil, the pupil, upon the parent or guardian's written request, shall be excused from the part of the instruction that...

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