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CSSB 89(RLS): "An Act relating to a parent's right to direct the education of a child; prohibiting a school district from contracting with an abortion services provider; prohibiting a school district from allowing an abortion services provider to furnish course materials or provide instruction concerning sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases; and relating to physical examinations for teachers."

00                       CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(RLS)                                                                    
01 "An Act relating to a parent's right to direct the education of a child; prohibiting a                                  
02 school district from contracting with an abortion services provider; prohibiting a school                               
03 district from allowing an abortion services provider to furnish course materials or                                     
04 provide instruction concerning sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases; and relating                                 
05 to physical examinations for teachers."                                                                                 
06 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
07    * Section 1. AS 14.03 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                  
08            Sec. 14.03.016. A parent's right to direct the education of the parent's                                   
09       child. (a) A local school board shall, in consultation with parents, teachers, and school                       
10       administrators, adopt policies to promote the involvement of parents in the school                                
11       district's education program. The policies must include procedures                                                
12                 (1)  recognizing the authority of a parent and allowing a parent to                                     
13       object to and withdraw the child from a standards-based assessment or test required by                            
01       the state;                                                                                                        
02                 (2)  recognizing the authority of a parent and allowing a parent to                                     
03       object to and withdraw the child from an activity, class, or program because of                                   
04       concern regarding                                                                                                 
05                      (A)  content involving human reproduction or sexual matters;                                       
06                      (B)  inquiries into personal or private family affairs of the                                      
07            student or family that are not a matter of public record or subject to public                                
08            observation;                                                                                                 
09                 (3)  providing for parent notification not less than two weeks, but not                                 
10       more than six weeks, before any activity, class, or program that includes content                                 
11       involving human reproduction or sexual matters is provided to a child and requiring                               
12       written permission from the child's parent before the child may participate in the                                
13       activity, class, or program;                                                                                      
14                 (4)  recognizing the authority of a parent and allowing a parent to                                     
15       withdraw the child from an activity, class, program, or standards-based assessment or                             
16       test required by the state for a religious holiday, as defined by the parent;                                     
17                 (5)  providing a parent with an opportunity to review the content of an                                 
18       activity, class, performance standard, or program;                                                                
19                 (6)  ensuring that, when a child is absent from an activity, class,                                     
20       program, or standards-based assessment or test required by the state under this section,                          
21       the absence is not considered an unlawful absence under AS 14.30.020.                                           
22            (b)  The policies adopted under (a)(1), (2), and (4) - (6) of this section may not                           
23       allow a parent categorically to object or withdraw a child from all activities, classes,                          
24       programs, or standards-based assessments or tests required by the state. The policies                             
25       must require a parent to object each time the parent wishes to withdraw the child from                            
26       an activity, class, program, or standards-based assessment or test required by the state.                         
27       The policies adopted under (a)(3) of this section must require written permission from                            
28       the child's parent before each separate activity, class, or program is provided to a child                        
29       that includes content involving human reproduction or sexual matters.                                             
30            (c)  In this section,                                                                                        
31                 (1)  "child" means an unemancipated minor under 18 years of age;                                        
01                 (2)  "local school board" has the meaning given in AS 14.03.290;                                        
02                 (3)  "parent" means the natural or adoptive parent of a child or a child's                              
03       legal guardian;                                                                                                   
04                 (4)  "school district" has the meaning given in AS 14.30.350.                                           
05    * Sec. 2. AS 14.03.083 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
06            (e)  A school district and an educational services organization that has a                                   
07       contract with a school district may not contract with an abortion services provider.                              
08    * Sec. 3. AS 14.30 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                     
09            Sec. 14.30.075. Physical examinations for teachers. (a) A school district may                              
10       require physical examinations of teachers as a condition of employment. A school                                  
11       district may not pay the cost of physical examinations for teachers. This section does                            
12       not affect the coverage of any health insurance benefits that a school district provides                          
13       to teachers.                                                                                                      
14            (b)  In this section, "school district" has the meaning given in AS 14.30.350.                               
15    * Sec. 4. AS 14.30.360 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
16            (c)  A school district may not permit an abortion services provider or an                                    
17       employee or volunteer of an abortion services provider to offer, sponsor, furnish                                 
18       course materials, or provide instruction relating to human sexuality or sexually                                  
19       transmitted diseases.