Many of California’s school districts are currently deceiving parents about their rights under the law. Contrary to what school districts have been telling them, the California Education Code allows a parent to “opt out” their children from ALL portions of the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA).
The law allows opt out for any and all portions of Health, including the CHYA, that conflict with the parents’ religious or moral beliefs.
This includes gender roles and sexual orientation teachings.
California Education Code Section 51240 states “If any part of a school’s instruction in health conflicts with the religious training and beliefs of a parent or guardian of a pupil, the pupil, upon written request of the parent or guardian, shall be excused from the part of the instruction that conflicts with the religious training and beliefs” or “personal moral convictions” of the family.
“Whether its intentional or unintentional, districts are misinforming parents about their ability to exercise their rights to opt their children out of these topics,” said Capitol Resource Institute Executive Director Karen England. “The deception needs to stop.”
Full story at Christian Newswire.