|UT||Vetoed 04/2014||P-12||Parental Complaints re: Curriculum or Instructional Materials|
Expands the duties of a state-level parents committee charged with reviewing all computer adaptive test questions, to include reviewing parental complaints related to curriculum or instructional materials.
Directs the state board to prepare and publish on th...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||District Requirements Before Adopting a Major Curriculum Initiative|
Before adopting a major curriculum initiative, including the use of a curriculum management system, requires a district to use a process that includes teacher input, provides district employees the opportunity to express opinions regarding the initiative, and ...
|LA||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Allowing Students to Carry a Global Positioning System (GPS) Tracking Device at School|
Requests that the state board of elementary and secondary education study issues related to allowing students to carry a global positioning system (GPS) tracking device at school and on school buses, and submit a report of its findings and conclusions, includi...
|TX||Adopted 07/2012||P-12||Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions|
19 TAC 97.1065, 1067
Section 97.1065 addresses provisions relating to repurposing, alternative management, or campus closure, including actions requested by parent petition or local board request for alternative to approach identified in parent petition. Section 97.1067 addresses ...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Parent Trigger in Columbus|
S.B. 316 - Parent Trigger in Columbus
From final bill analysis: Specifies that the provisions of the "parent trigger" restructuring petition, under the Columbus pilot program, prevail over the general restructuring law for low-performing schools, if a district school becomes subject to both, unles...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Notification of Parent Rights and Responsibilities.|
From bill analysis: Authorizes the governing board of each school district to, at the request of parents or guardians, provide the annual notice of parent or guardian rights and responsibilities in an electronic format. Requires the notice provided in an elect...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Parents' Bill of Rights|
Creates the Parents' Bill of Rights; prohibits the State, a political subdivision of the State, or any other governmental entity from infringing on the rights of a parent, including the right to direct the education or religious training for a child, to make h...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Bringing Interpreter to School Meetings|
Authorizes parents or guardians of English learners to bring an oral language interpreter to all conferences, meetings or proceedings held at a district building or schoolsite or sponsored by the district or school, except when prohibited by state or federal l...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Visiting a Student with Disabilities at School|
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Provides that a parent, an independent educational evaluator, or a qualified professional retained by or on behalf of a parent or child must be afforded reasonable access of sufficient duration ...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Parental Notice Requirements for Suspension and Expulsion|
Modifies notice requirements that must be given to a parent when a child is recommended for suspension of more than 10 days or an expulson from school; requires written notice to the student's parent by the end of the workday during which the suspension for mo...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Parents Rights|
S.B. 291--Parents' Bill of Rights
Requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to produce "The Parents' Bill of Rights" to inform parents of children with individualized education programs of their educational rights under federal and state law by January 1, 2010. The publicat...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Parental Information Requests and Complaints|
Requires public schools to provide parents or guardians with information regarding making complaints or requesting information; provides for the responsibilities of schools and school governing authorities to provide such information; relates to parental notif...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Parent Notification|
Provides that if a student is a victim of child abuse or sexual abuse that occurred on school grounds or under the schools care, then the principal must verbally notify the parents and provide all school information and records relevant to the alleged abuse. h...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System|
Requires the State Department of Education to require local school systems to utilize passive parental consent before administering the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey designed to identify and document certain behaviors and conditions including ...
|GA||Adopted 12/2007||P-12||Special Education|
Revises rules regarding special education, including the rights of children and parents and assists educational agencies to provides for such and education.
Purpose for Exceptional Students Rules: http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-4-7...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Student Interrogation and Convictions|
Requires a parent to be notified if a student is being interrogated by the police on school property regarding an investigation in which the student may be a
suspect. Requires a law enforcement agency to notify the chief administrative officer of the school or...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Psychiatric Evaluations & Medical Recommendations for Students|
Prohibits school personnel from conducting a psychiatric or behavioral health evaluation or mental health screening, test, evaluation, or assessment of a student, except if required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; prohibits school person...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Assistance to Limited English Proficient Persons|
Requires each state agency and all covered entities to take reasonable steps to ensure limited English proficient persons have meaningful access to services, programs, and activities. Requires steps to include competent, timely oral language services and writ...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||K-3 Diagnostic Assessments|
S.B. 2272 - Section 5
If the diagnostic assessments administered to K-3 students indicate that a child is reading below grade level, requires the district to submit a report of the assessment results to the parent, which the parent must sign and return to the district. Provides th...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Student Codes of Conduct|
S.B. 413 Section 4 - 7
Defines 'clubs and organizations' and 'competitive interscholastic activity'. Requires local boards to include information regarding school clubs and organizations in the student code of conduct distributed annually at the beginning of each school year. Requ...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Student and Parent Awareness|
Directs the commissioner of education to send annually to each superintendent a list of information that schools must provide to the electorate, community members, parents and students under state and federal law. Directs school boards to inform high school st...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Parental review of basic skills test|
H.F. 141 - Multiple Components
The commissioner must adopt and publish a policy to provide public and parental access for review of basic skills tests, Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, or any other such statewide test and assessment. Upon receiving a written request, the commissioner m...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Psychotropic drugs|
H.F. 141 - Multiple Components
School officials must not use the refusal of a parent or guardian to consent to the administration of psychotropic drugs to their student or to consent to a psychiatric evaluation, screening or examination of the student as a ground, by itself, to prohibit the...
|FL||Vetoed 05/2005||P-12||Psychotropic Medication|
Defines term "psychotropic medication." Prohibits a recipient of state funds from requiring student to be prescribed or administered psychotropic medication as condition of receipt of educational services. Requires that, before a student is evaluated for the p...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Accountability and Crime Reporting|
Authorizes local boards to adopt guidelines for the standardization of the format of school accountability report cards required by section 15-746 http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/15/00746.htm&Title=15&DocType=ARS
Authorizes local bo...
|UT||Vetoed 03/2005||P-12||Medical Recommendations for Children|
Prohibits school personnel from making certain medical recommendations for a minor, including the use of psychotropic drugs; prohibits the removal of a minor from parental custody based on a parent's refusal to consent to the administration of psychotropic dru...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Honor Roll Programs|
An act to ensure the continuation of district honor roll and academic achievement recognition programs. Specifies that no district may be prohibited from identifying students for honor roll, for valedictorian and salutatorian, or for other academic honors. All...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Pupils: Interrogation|
Requires the principal of a school to take immediate steps to seek the consent of the parent or guardian of an elementary school pupil prior to making the pupil available to a peace officer for questioning. Prohibits making the pupil available for questioning ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Parent of Suspended Pupil Allowed to Attend Portion of School Day|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Repeals mandate and replaces with policy authorizing school district governing boards to adopt a policy permitting a parent or guardian of a pupil who has been suspended by a teacher to attend a portion of the school day in the classroom from which the pupil w...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||District Uniform Complaint Process|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 12: Requires a school district to use its uniform complaint process to help identify and resolve any deficiencies related to
instructional materials, conditions of facilities that are not maintained in a clean and safe manner or in good repair, and teache...
|NE||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||School Districts|
Eliminates a requirement for school districts to provide abortion information....
|HI||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Employee Leave Benefits|
Requires public employers to provide at least two hours of paid (including travel time) leave during normal business hours to attend parent-teacher conference or parent-caregiver conference; limits employee to no more than two conferences per child in a calen...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Parental Authorization for Surveys or Questions|
Requires parental authorization for surveys or questionnaires administered to students requesting any personally identifiable information. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB895.pdf...
|AL||Active 10/2002||P-12||Reporting to Parents|
"Parents Right to Know" annotated document about NCLB.
|CA||Active 10/2002||P-12||Parental Notification for NCLB|
Parental notification requirements for NCLB: (http://www.cde.ca.gov/govaffairs/attacha.html)...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: K-12 Student and Parent Rights|
Inserts "directory" section to inform students and parents of their rights pertaining to a number of areas, including nondiscrimination, student records, discipline, safety, etc. See Bill section 92, page 173, line 19 ff. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/data/sessi...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12||Student Surveys|
Requires local school boards to develop and implement policies to prohibit the administration of questionnaires or surveys to public school students during the regular school day or at school-sponsored events without written, informed parental consent for the ...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2002||P-12||Survey Limitations|
Allows school districts to administer certain surveys to students only after receiving written informed parental consent; requires consent if the information revealed relates to political affiliations, mental or psychological problems, sexual behavior and atti...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Parental notification of non-certified teachers|
Requires parental notification of an assignment of a non-certified teacher to teach a class for more than thirty consecutive days....
|HI||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Foster Parent's Rights|
Relates to authority of foster parents to provide consents for the foster child's educational and recreational needs....
|UT||Vetoed 03/2001||P-12||Includes Noncustodial Parent in Communications|
Requires a public school to notify the custodial and attempt to notify the noncustodial parent of a student who is injured or becomes ill at the school and requires medical treatment for the injury or illness at a facility not located on the school premises....
|UT||Vetoed 03/2001||P-12||Notification of Noncustodial Parent|
Requires a peace officer, case worker or school to inform a custodial and noncustodial parent when a minor is taken into custody or suspended or expelled from school....
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Parent Rights Concerning Special Education|
Relates to publication of procedure for changing special education placements. Directs the Board of Education to publicize and disseminate, to parents of students who are enrolled in special education programs or for whom a special education placement has been...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12|
Chapter No. 67; Authorizes foster family agencies, with jurisdiction over currently enrolled or former pupils, to access records of grades and transcripts, and individualized education plans maintained by school districts or private schools of those pupils....
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Parents Rights|
Relates to existing law which requires at the beginning of the first semester or quarter, the governing board of each school district to notify parents or guardians of minor pupils of specified rights and responsibilities of the parent or guardian. Requires th...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Parent Rights|
Conforms current law to the requirements of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) by directing schools to annually notify parents of students currently enrolled and in attendance of their rights under FERPA and related regulations....