Introduced by Committee on Education
Subject: Education; school reports; school choice options; commissioner of education
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to direct the commissioner of education to send annually to each superintendent a list of information that schools must provide to parents and students under state and federal law; to direct school boards to enable parents to disallow provision of student contact information to military recruiters or institutions of higher learning, or both; and to require that annually schools provide information to parents and students regarding school choice options available to them.
AN ACT RELATING TO INFORMING PARENTS AND STUDENTS OF THEIR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER STATE AND FEDERAL LAW
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 16 V.S.A. § 212(14) is added to read:
(14) Annually communicate to each superintendent a list of information that a school board, a school district, a school, a school district employee, or a supervisory union employee is required under state or federal law to make available to the electorate, community members, parents, or students.
Sec. 2. 16 V.S.A. § 563(27) and (28) are added to read:
(27) Annually, shall inform each secondary student and the student’s parents or guardians of the right to opt out of the federal requirement that student contact information be provided to military recruiters or institutions of higher education pursuant to 20 U.S.C. § 7908(a). A school board shall enable the secondary student and the student’s parents or guardians to disallow provision of student contact information to either military recruiters or institutions of higher education, while allowing provision of information to the other. For purposes of this subdivision, “secondary student” means a pupil in grade 9, 10, 11, or 12.
(28) Annually, shall inform students and their parents or guardians of their options for school choice under applicable laws or policy.
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