Virginians for America First strongly supports House Bill 1126: Parental Rights to review and obtain educational materials (The Parents Bill of Rights)
HB 1126 declares that parents of any student enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school in the Commonwealth of Virginia has the right to
1) Obtain and review any educational material
2) Opt out of any class or course activity, lesson, or reading assignment or the use of any audiovisual material or library book to which the parent objects
3) More easily access a list of the title and author of each book in each classroom and each library in the school
4) Receive notice of and attend any public meeting of the school board governing the local school division in which the student is enrolled
5) Review the annual school budget and expenditures
6) Send his child to attend school in a safe environment
7) Be updated by the school principal on any violent activity in the school in which the student is enrolled
8) Requires each school board to adopt policies to require each student and school board employee to have access to restrooms, locker rooms, and other changing facilities in public school buildings that are shared only by members of the same biological sex
9) Prohibits any school board employee or individual who provides any school-sponsored program from teaching or promoting to any student or school board employee the concept that (a) any race is inherently superior or inferior; (b) any individual is racist, privileged, oppressive, biased, or responsible for actions committed by others of the same race or skin color by virtue of the individual’s race or skin color; (c) the United States is fundamentally racist; or (d) market-based economics is inherently racist.
10) Requires each school board to implement policies and procedures to educate school board employees about bullying and the need to create a school environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect
VFAF adamantly praises Del John Avoli from HD20 (Staunton) for putting forth this legislation. We call for bipartisan support from the state legislature for HB 1126.
We urge Virginia citizens to call your state legislatures and ask them to support HB 1126.