There’s an important hearing Tuesday, March 24th at 9:40 a.m. before the Senate Education Committee in room 103 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord. The hearing is on HB 206, relative to non-academic surveys or questionnaires given to students.
The original bill called for written consent from parents before students could be surveyed on things like sexual identity, use of contraception, drug and alcohol use, and personal family information. An amendment by State Rep. Terry Wolf (R-Bedford) removed from the bill the requirement for written consent. Cornerstone supports an amendment that restores parental rights by requiring written consent from parents. Please attend the hearing, or contact the Senate Education Committee and ask them to amend HB 206 to require written parental consent on all surveys and questionnaires.