SB 500 Requires school districts to allow parents to withhold permission for students to participate in school-sponsored clubs and extracurricular activities
Sponsor: Cunningham
LR Number: 2131S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Education
Last Action: 3/2/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee Journal Page: S442
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 500 – This act requires each school district to adopt policies for annually notifying parents or legal guardians of students of school-sponsored clubs and extracurricular activities and allowing them an opportunity to withhold permission for their child to participate. The annual notification must include a description of the club or activity, the name of the club's faculty advisor, and a description of past or planned activities. The school district may use the student handbook for such notification. Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, students must receive written permission from their parents or legal guardians to participate in school-sponsored clubs and extracurricular activities.

This act is identical to HB 35 (2007).

MICHAEL RUFF