Bill Requiring Parental Notice Prior to Sex Education Courses

A new proposal has been brought forth in New Hampshire requiring parents to get advance notice before sex education is taught in the classroom. The bill recently passed in the state Senate and is now headed to the governor of New Hampshire.

According to one article, “parents can already opt their child out of any course material relating to sexuality or sex education.” However, this proposal would require schools to provide up to two weeks notice before sex-related 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.

The National Abstinence Clearinghouse commends the New Hampshire Senate for recognizing parents as the primary educators of their children. We also encourage you to email Govenor Chris Sununu in support of this new bill.