Texas law gives parents the specific and written right to direct your child’s education.
Texas Education Code Sec. 26.010. EXEMPTION FROM INSTRUCTION. (a) A parent is entitled to remove the parent's child temporarily from a class or other school activity that conflicts with the parent's religious or moral beliefs if the parent presents or delivers to the teacher of the parent's child a written statement authorizing the removal of the child from the class or other school activity.
“What can I do?” is the most frequent question we get. Start with one thing, the easiest thing – opt your child out.
The Parent Non-Consent Form (also called Parents Right to Opt Out) is two pages that lists major producers and distributors of materials that teach ten subjects that many parents find objectionable and/or age inappropriate for their child. Read it.
Be aware that a growing number of school districts incorporate those subjects into curriculum, classes, and activities that are not designated as sex ed or human reproductive health (e.g., library time, anti-bullying programs, Social and Emotional Learning). Districts may openly give you the opportunity to opt your child out of sex ed, but opting them out of sex ed classes alone does not protect them.
Be aware, too, that the packet you get at the first of the school year for your child most likely includes a form for you to sign that gives your consent to the District to include your child in surveys without your knowledge. Federal law gives you the right to refuse consent for your child to take surveys that invade your privacy and/or that of your child. That information is also in the non-consent form.
So, what can you do? Read the non-consent form. Sign the non-consent form. Give copies of the signed form to your child’s teacher(s). We also suggest giving copies to the principal and the superintendent of your school district. Begin with that.
We are a coalition of parents and concerned citizens who are standing up for innocent minor children to say NO to the implementation of the radical sex education and LGBTQ indoctrination in Austin ISD public schools.
www.concernerparentsoftexas.com - This site contains a wealth of information related to the content and harms of comprehensive sexuality education standards, and includes resources for getting involved in the fight.
Why & How to Opt Out - to learn more about why and how to opt your child out, click here.
Downloadable Resources - Click here for resources you can download and share.
Austin ISD Opt Out Forms and Curriculum- https://www.austinisd.org/pe-health/health-education/hsr
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