Bill Allowing Parents To Inspect Instructional Materials Killed Due To Hefty Fiscal Note
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The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –
A bill that aimed to require schools to adjust their policies to allow parents to inspect instructional materials used in the classroom was taken off notice on March 30th, 2022.
House Bill 1723 (HB1723), sponsored by Representative Glen Casada (R-Franklin-District 63), aimed to require an LEA’s policy on the inspection of school instructional materials by parents and legal guardians of students enrolled in the LEA to allow a student’s parent or legal guardian to check out from the student’s school one set of the instructional materials used in the student’s classroom for a period of no less than 48 hours to allow the parent or legal guardian time to inspect the materials.
Representative Scott Cepicky (R-Culleoka-District 64) stood in for Casada at the House Education Instruction Committee meeting yesterday and took the bill off notice in his stead.
Casada told the Tennessee Conservative this was due to the fiscal note for the bill being $1.7 million dollars.
“I could have gotten it out of education but it would have died in finance (committee),” Casada said.
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The Senate version of the bill (SB2006), sponsored by Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville- District 9), was sidelined to the General Subcommittee of the Senate Education Committee on March 23rd.
About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career. Most recently, he served as Deputy Director for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History. Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com
6 thoughts on “Bill Allowing Parents To Inspect Instructional Materials Killed Due To Hefty Fiscal Note”
There’s a thing called the internet, a place where all the curriculums can be posted at a modest cost. Most schools have a webpage but I think the most important reason to open post the curriculums is that every taxpayer should be able to see and comment on what their paying for.
Yes, I agree with you. The state has a surplus of 2 BILLION dollars and they can”t see there way to pay for curriculum to be posted foe all tax payers to see what we are paying for, yet the legislators can approve a billion plus for FORD MOTOR plant. THANKS LEE
What a cop out. Put it on the internet and check it out like a e-book. Amy excuse to hide the garbage being taught in schools!
$$ really?? It doesn’t take a lot of money to require schools to provide parental access. Each school has an inventory of what books are available. Simply copy and provide to any interested party.
So Gov. Lee wants to give the Titans $500 million for a stadium but $1 million is too much for TN parents? Misplaced priorities. Very bad decisions. Primary them.
Please print the names of everyone who voted to kill that Bill. We need to know so we can oppose them.