Parents in Control
2240 - CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN THE CLASSROOM
The Board recognizes that a course of study or certain instructional materials may contain content and/or activities that some parents find objectionable. If after careful, personal review of the program lessons and/or materials, a parent indicates to the school that either content or activities conflicts with his/her religious beliefs or value system, the school will honor a written request for his/her child to be excused from particular classes for specified reasons. The student, however, will not be excused from participating in the course or activities mandated by the State and will be provided alternative learning activities during times of parent requested absences.
2414 - HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
A citizens' advisory committee may be established, in accordance with Board Policy 9140 and 118.019(5), Wis. Stats., in order to ensure the effective participation of staff, parents and health-care professionals in the design and implementation of this program area. The committee shall review the curriculum at least every three (3) years.
The District shall provide parents annually with an outline of the human growth and development program used in their child's grade level as well as information regarding how the parent may inspect the complete program and instructional materials. Prior to use in the classroom, the program shall be made available to parents for inspection.
The District shall notify the parents, in advance of the instruction and give them an opportunity, prior to instruction, to review the complete program and instructional materials and of their right to have their child excused from the instruction.
2416 - STUDENT PRIVACY AND PARENTAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION
The Board of Education respects the privacy rights of parents and their children. No student shall be required, as a part of the school program or the Kiel Area School District's curriculum, without prior written consent of the student (if an adult, or an emancipated minor) or, if an unemancipated minor, his/her parents, to submit to or participate in any survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information concerning:
1. political affiliations or beliefs of the student or his/her parents;
2. mental or psychological problems of the student or his/her family;
3. sex behavior or attitudes;
4. illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior;
5. critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;
6. legally recognized privileged and analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers;
7. religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or his/her parents; or
8. income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such a program).
The new "Who Am I" activity in the Kiel Inclusive Practice Plan implemented this school year as part of the 2020 DPI Settlement includes gender, beliefs, and socio-economic status in the list of traits for students to pick from.
How many remember being asked what their gender or sexuality was in school by the staff? Why is this such a focus in our education system?