Protect Parental Rights in Sexual Education

Protect Parental Rights in Sexual Education

We need your help to restore parental control over sexual education in Idaho public schools!

House Bill 249 would require that public schools receive parental consent for children to participate in sexual education instruction. Send a message to key senators right now voicing your support for parental rights in education!

This legislation, which is sponsored by Rep. Barbara Ehardt (R-Idaho Falls), passed the Idaho House of Representatives last week on a party-line vote. The bill has now moved on to the Senate Education Committee, where it will face opposition.

Current state law allows parents to “opt out” their children from sexual education, but some parents do not even know such an option exists. Many parents who have tried to “opt-out” have complained the process can be difficult.

The “fundamental right” of parents to “direct their children’s destiny, upbringing, and education” is already recognized in Idaho law. Parents should be involved in decisions about the delivery of sexual education instruction to their children.

Use our Action Center now to ask Senate Education Committee members to support HB249. Your voice can make a difference in making sure that parental rights extend into public school classrooms!