May 14, 2015 12:57 PM
NH Senate OKs notice for sexual topics at school
The Associated Press
CONCORD — New Hampshire's Senate has approved a bill giving parents at least two weeks' notice if a teacher plans to use material related to human sexuality or sexual education that some could consider objectionable.
Besides the notice, the bill approved Thursday calls for schools to make the material available to parents when practical. It strips language allowing for reprimand of teachers who don't give notice.
It follows a controversy last year when a man complained that his daughter, a student at Gilford High School, had read a novel about bullying that contained a sexually explicit passage. William Baer said the book "Nineteen Minutes" by N.H. author Jodi Picoult read like "the transcript for a triple-X-rated movie."
The Gilford school board later apologized for not sending home prior notice.