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WV SB515

EDUCATIONINTRODUCED

Prohibiting public schools from requiring students to participate in sexual orientation instruction

The purpose of this bill is to prohibit a public school student from being required to participate in instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity if a parent, custodian, or guardian of the student objects in writing; require each public school to afford the parent, custodian, or guardian of a child subject to instruction with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity advance written notification of such instruction and of their right to exempt the child from participation; prohibit a public school and the county board employees assigned to the school from knowingly giving false or misleading information to the parent, custodian, or guardian of a student regarding the student's gender identity or intention to transition to a gender that is different than the sex listed on a student's official birth certificate or certificate issued upon adoption if the certificate was issued at or near the time of the student's birth; require a public school employee to report a student's request for an accommodation that is intended to affirm the student's gender identity from a person employed by the public school to an administrator employed by the county board and assigned to the school; and require the administrator to report the student's request to the student's parent, custodian, or guardian.

Selected quotes

Allowing objection to sexual orientation and gender identity instruction; requiring advance notice of sexual orientation and gender identity instruction; prohibiting false information regarding student’s gender identity or intention to transition; requiring certain student requests to be reported to parent.

No public school student may be required to participate in instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity, whether it is offered as part of a health education class or program or as part of any other class or program, if a parent, custodian, or guardian of the student objects in writing to such participation.

Each public school shall afford the parent, custodian, or guardian of a child subject to instruction with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity, whether it is offered as part of a health education class or program or as part of any other class or program, advance written notification of such instruction and of their right to exempt the child from participation in such instruction by giving notice to that effect in writing to the school principal.

Legislative Session

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2024 Regular Session

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Calendar

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2024-02-1310:00HearingSenate Finance Room 451-MSenate Education Committee Meeting
2024-02-0610:00HearingSenate Finance Room 451-MSenate Education Committee Meeting

History

DateAction
2024-02-14To Judiciary
2024-02-14Reported do pass, but first to Judiciary
2024-01-23To Education
2024-01-23Introduced in Senate
2024-01-23To Education then Judiciary
2024-01-23Filed for introduction