Don't turn back parents' rights: No on SB 431
In 2017, New Hampshire parents won a hard-fought victory with the passage of a parental rights law regarding non-academic surveys given to students. Now, that victory is threatened by SB 431, which will be voted on in the state senate on March 8.
Parents now have the right to be given advance notice of non-academic surveys being given to their children in school, and parents have the right of active consent (opt-in). SB 431 would eliminate that right in regard to a survey which is tied to federal dollars for the school.
It doesn’t matter what kind of incentive a school district receives for having students complete a survey. The rights of parents come first.
A committee has narrowly recommended Inexpedient to Legislate (ITL) on SB 431. Your state senator needs to hear from you: accept the committee report, and vote ITL on SB 431!