Parents Bill of Rights

The NC legislature recently passed Senate Bill 49. As a public school parent, you can:

  • Make decisions for participation in reproductive health and safety education programs;

  • Seek exemptions from immunization requirements;

  • Review statewide standardized assessment results;

  • Request an evaluation of their child for identification as a child with a disability or as academically or intellectually gifted;

  • Inspect and purchase textbooks and other supplementary instructional materials;

  • Access information on promotion and retention, including high school graduation requirements;

  • Receive regular report cards that show academic performance, conduct, and attendance;

  • Access information on the State public education system;

  • Participate in parent-teacher organizations;

  • Opt-in to participation in protected student information surveys in accordance with State law and opt-out of data collection in other surveys in accordance with federal law; and

  • Review available records of materials their child borrowed from a school library.