– It is imperative that parents always know what their children are being taught in the classroom and be able to provide feedback. Rep. Joshua D. Kail (Beaver/Washington) announced today that a bill he is co-sponsoring to do that has passed the House.
“Parents should never be left in the dark when it comes to their child’s education,” Kail said. “Transparency between parents and school districts will create an environment that best suits our students.”
House Bill 1332
would require school districts to publish the curriculum that will be taught for each grade and subject area so parents can review the lessons and textbooks in advance of the school year.
The bill would go into effect for the 2022-23 academic year. Kail said a school administrator or designee would be required to post the curriculum online in order to avoid overloading teachers. School entities would also have 30 business days to update their websites after approval of updated curriculum.
“I would like to commend the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin), for his valiant work on putting parents in the driver’s seat for their child’s education,” Kail said. “I am proud to join alongside him, and many others, in advocating for this critical issue.”
The legislation now heads to the governor’s desk.