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-------------------------- House Engrossed -------------------------- State of Arizona House of Representatives Forty-seventh Legislature First Regular Session 2005 -------------------------- HOUSE BILL 2431 --------------------------
AMENDING SECTION 15-102, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; RELATING TO SCHOOL POLICIES.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 15-102, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
15-102. Parental involvement in the school; definition
A. The governing board, in consultation with parents, teachers and administrators, shall develop and adopt a policy to promote the involvement of parents and guardians of children enrolled in the schools within the school district, including:
1. A plan for parent participation in the schools which is designed to improve parent and teacher cooperation in such areas as homework, attendance and discipline.
2. Procedures by which parents may learn about the course of study for their children and review learning materials.
3. Procedures by which parents who object to any learning material or activity on the basis that it is harmful may withdraw their children from the activity or from the class or program in which the material is used. Objection to a learning material or activity on the basis that it is harmful includes objection to a material or activity because it questions beliefs or practices in sex, morality or religion.
4. PROCEDURES BY WHICH PARENTS MAY LEARN ABOUT CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES THAT ARE PART OF THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM AND EXTRACURRICULAR CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE SCHOOL.
5. PROCEDURES BY WHICH PARENTS MAY LEARN ABOUT PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE LAWS OF THIS STATE, INCLUDING A DOCUMENT THAT IS NOT INTENDED TO EXCEED TWO PAGES AND THAT CONTAINS A SUMMARY AND A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING:
(a) THE RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF SEX EDUCATION CURRICULUM IF ONE IS PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT PURSUANT TO RULES ADOPTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
(b) OPEN ENROLLMENT RIGHTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 15-816.01.
(c) HOME SCHOOLING RIGHTS PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 15-745, 15-802 AND 15-802.01.
(d) THE RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF ASSIGNMENTS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
(e) THE RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF IMMUNIZATIONS PURSUANT TO SECTION 15-873.
(f) THE RIGHT TO ENGLISH IMMERSION WAIVERS PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 15-753 AND 15-754 AND THE RIGHT TO PURSUE LEGAL ACTION FOR A VIOLATION OF THOSE SECTIONS.
(g) THE RIGHT TO SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 15-765, 15-766 AND 15-773.
(h) THE PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN SECTION 15-701.
(i) THE MINIMUM COURSE OF STUDY AND COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL PRESCRIBED IN SECTION 15-701.01.
(j) THE RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF INSTRUCTION ON THE ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME PURSUANT TO SECTION 15-716.
(k) THE RIGHT TO REVIEW TEST RESULTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 15-743.
(l) THE RIGHT TO GIFTED PROGRAMS PURSUANT TO SECTION 15-770.
(m) THE RIGHT TO ACCESS INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS PURSUANT TO SECTION 15-730.
(n) THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE A SCHOOL REPORT CARD PURSUANT TO SECTION 15-746.
(o) THE ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN SECTIONS 15-802, 15-803 AND 15-821.
(p) THE RIGHT TO PUBLIC REVIEW OF COURSES OF STUDY AND TEXTBOOKS PURSUANT TO SECTION 15-721.
(q) THE RIGHT TO BE EXCUSED FROM SCHOOL ATTENDANCE FOR RELIGIOUS PURPOSES PURSUANT TO SECTION 15-806.
(r) POLICIES RELATED TO PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
(s) THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE ON SCHOOL COUNCILS PURSUANT TO SECTION 15-351.
(t) THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A PARENTAL SATISFACTION SURVEY PURSUANT TO SECTION 15-353.
(u) INFORMATION ABOUT THE STUDENT ACCOUNTABILITY INFORMATION SYSTEM AS PRESCRIBED IN SECTION 15-1042.
(v) THE RIGHT TO ACCESS THE FAILING SCHOOLS TUTORING FUND PURSUANT TO SECTION 15-241.
B. The policy adopted by the governing board pursuant to this section may also include the following components:
1. A plan by which parents will be made aware of the district's parental involvement policy and the provisions of this section, including:
(a) Rights under the family educational rights and privacy act of 1974 (20 UNITED STATES CODE SECTION 1232g) relating to access to children's official records.
(b) The parent's right to inspect the school district policies and curriculum.
2. Efforts to encourage the development of parenting skills.
3. The communication to parents of techniques designed to assist the child's learning experience in the home.
4. Efforts to encourage access to community and support services for children and families.
5. The promotion of communication between the school and parents concerning school programs and the academic progress of the parents' children.
6. Identifying opportunities for parents to participate in and support classroom instruction at the school.
7. Efforts to SUPPORT, with appropriate training,
support parents as
shared decision makers and to encourage membership on school councils.
8. The recognition of the diversity of parents and the development of guidelines that promote widespread parental participation and involvement in the school at various levels.
9. The development of preparation programs and specialized courses for certificated employees and administrators that promote parental involvement.
10. The development of strategies and programmatic structures at schools to encourage and enable parents to participate actively in their children's education.
C. For the purposes of this section, "parent" means the parent or person who has custody of the child.