We are excited to let you know that H.B. 326, a bill to provide curriculum transparency to Delaware families who have children in public schools, will be heard in committee on Wednesday, April 6.
H.B. 326 has been introduced by primary sponsor Representative Charles Postles and by additional sponsors Senators Bryant Richardson and David Wilson. H.B. 326 is cosponsored by Representatives Ruth Briggs King, Richard Collins, Ronald Gray, Michael Ramone, Daniel Short, Jesse Vanderwende, and Lyndon Yearick, and by Senators Colin Bonini, Gerald Hocker, and Brian Pettyjohn.
H.B. 326 provides numerous curriculum transparency provisions to parents of students in Delaware public and charter schools, establishes strong provisions ensuring that parents can be involved in their children’s education in the public schools, and includes a provision stating “any citizen denied access to information as provided in this act may bring suit within 45 days of such denial.”
Passage of H.B. 326 into law will provide Delaware parents with strong protections of their right to direct the education of their children in Delaware public schools. Our friends at the Delaware Family Policy Council also support H.B. 326 and had this to say about the bill: “Parental involvement in their child’s education is non-negotiable. HB 326 would ensure that parents have full access to the policies, teachers, and curricula of their child’s public or charter school.”
The House Education Committee will hold a hearing on H.B. 326 on Wednesday, April 6, at 3:00 PM. You can find out more information, including how to testify in person, via phone, or provide written testimony via email, by visiting the Committee website here.
We encourage you to contact your Delaware Representative and Senator, as well as the members of the House Education Committee, in support of H.B. 326. You can find your legislator’s contact information here.
Your message in support of H.B. 326 can be as simple as the following:
I urge you to support H.B. 326 to provide Delaware parents with opportunities to be involved in their children’s education in public schools, and to provide them with information about what their children are being taught. This commonsense bill will help improve public education by engaging parents in their children’s public schools and will protect the fundamental right of parents to direct the education of their children.
Thank you for standing with us for parental rights in Delaware! Please consider forwarding this email to a couple of friends. Let’s stand together to protect children by empowering parents!