Parents' Bill of Rights

Parents’ Bill of Rights

The Parents’ Bill of Rights (SL 2023-106) signed into law on August 16, 2023, gives parents the following rights:    

Make decisions for participation in reproductive health and safety education programs.    
Seek exemptions from immunization requirements.   
Review statewide standardized assessment results.   
Request an evaluation of their child for identification as a child with a disability or as academically or intellectually gifted.   
Inspect and purchase textbooks and other supplementary instructional materials.  
Access information on promotion and retention, including high school graduation requirements.   
Receive regular report cards that show academic performance, conduct, and attendance.   
Access information on the State public education system.   
Participate in parent-teacher organizations.    
Opt-in to participation in protected student information surveys in accordance with State law and opt-out of data collection in other surveys in accordance with federal law.  
Review available records of materials their child borrowed from a school library.   

Perquimans County Schools has addressed the majority of this legislation in existing policy and procedures. You can access our policies here.  As we receive additional clarification on this new legislation, we will be addressing this through new and modified policies.  

The district’s proposed policy revisions are available here.  Parents, teachers, administrators, and community partners may offer feedback on the proposed policy revisions by emailing Dr. Turner at Parents, teachers, administrators, and community partners may also offer feedback on the district’s proposed policy updates by attending any regular business meeting of the Board of Education and offering public comment. The Board meeting schedule may be accessed here.