This Wednesday, April 11, the Senate Education Committee will hold hearings on two bills related to parental involvement in extracurricular activities.
Senator Charlotte Burks (D-Monterey) has SB2162, which allows directed parental and guardian involvement with children in school activities such as chaperoning field trips, fundraising events and working with after school clubs.
The other bill is SB1133 by Dwayne Bunch (R-Cleveland) which requires written parental consent for students to participate in clubs, and is the same bill as HB0905 by Rep. Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) in the House.
We ask you to contact members of the Senate Education Committee and encourage them to support SB 2162 by Senator Burks, to help promote positive activities in students’ curricular and extracurricular activities, and oppose SB1133 by Senator Bunch, which has too many unintended consequences. A clear example would be a child having his or her only outlet for camaraderie stifled by disinterested parents failing to sign a document–no matter what club the child may chose to join.
The Senate Education Committee meets this Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. in Legislative Plaza Room 12.
Senate Education Committee Members
Jamie Woodson (R-Knoxville), Chair
Reginald Tate (D-Memphis), Vice Chair
Micheal Williams (I-Maynardville), Secretary
Charlotte Burks (D-Monterey)
Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City)
Ward Crutchfield (D-Chattanooga)
Joe Haynes (D-Goodlettsville)
Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro)
Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville)
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At stake is a policy decision about parental involvement in their child’s school.
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