• Curriculum Opt-Out Request

    Public Schools have the responsibility to provide an education that provides students with the knowledge and skills to be successful adults and meaningfully contribute to our society.  This starts with an education that stimulates educational curiosity, an understanding of multiple perspectives, and knowledge to make informed decisions. At the same time, Illinois law allows parents/guardians to only opt their student out of specific curriculum areas noted below.

    • Recognizing and avoiding sexual abuse (Erin’s Law) (105 ILCS 5/27-13.2)
    • AIDS prevention, transmission, and spread (instruction may only occur in grades 6-12) (105 ILCS 110/3)
    • Family life (the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic, and social responsibilities of family life, including sexual abstinence until marriage) (105 ILCS 110/3)
    • Training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) (105 ILCS 110/3)
    • Sex education (105 ILCS 5/27-9.1a(d)
    • Organ tissues and blood donor and transplantation program (105 ILCS 5/27-23.5

    • Animal dissection (105 ILCS 112/15)  

    If you do not want your student to participate in one or more of these areas, please complete the request form and return it to Kelly Lynn, Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Teaching at klynn@sd12.org. A student will not be penalized for not participating in this course or content area and will be assigned an alternative assignment or activity.   

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