YES! Under federal law, including FERPA – Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act: 20 U.S.C. § 1232(g), The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment: 20 U.S.C. § 1232(h), and Every Student Succeeds Act – I have the right to review curriculum, including all instructional materials, and the right to observe classroom activities.
NO! Per state law, school districts are not allowed to administer anonymous, voluntary surveys concerning student health unless written notification has been provided to parents and legal guardians. Written notification to parents and legal guardians must be delivered by regular mail, electronic mail, or a written acknowledgement form to be delivered by the student at least two weeks prior to administration of the survey.
MAYBE! You can 100% opt your child out of any lesson in health, family life education, or sex education class. You must submit a signed statement of conscience to the school principal that a part of the lesson conflicts with your conscience, sincerely held moral, or sincerely held religious beliefs, and you want your child to be excused for that portion of the course. However, you may not be able to opt your child out of classes, other than the ones mentioned above, for reasons of conscience.
New Jersey schools are now required to include regular mentions of LGBT-related social contributions in grades 6th-12th wherever deemed appropriate by local school districts and teach gender identity and sexual orientation diversity lessons in grades K-12. These lessons can, not required, be placed in multiple subjects. Local school boards can limit these discussions to Health Class where an opt-out is provided.