Notice Regarding Sexuality Education


All parents and guardians should be advised:

You have a legal right to have your children excused from sexuality education, specifically LGBTQ+, in the public school system under “New Jersey Statute 18A:35-4.7”.

N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.7 Parent’s Statement of Conflict with Conscience

The NJDOE recognizes and respects that some families prefer to have these conversations privately. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.7, any child whose parent or guardian presents to the school a signed statement that any part of instruction in health, family life education, or sex education is in conflict with his or her conscience or sincerely held moral or religious beliefs shall be excused from that portion of the course. Parents and guardians seeking to exercise this option should contact their local school principal directly.

To request an excuse please print and fill out this application:


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