Public schools; counseling services, parental rights. (HB2623)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), and Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; counseling services; parental rights. Prohibits a student from being required to receive personal or social counseling services without written parental consent. Provides that a parent of a student may, at his sole discretion, be present at any personal or social counseling service in which his child is required to participate. The bill requires parental notification for each instance a student is required to receive personal or social counseling services, which notification shall include information about the services that are scheduled for the student, the purpose and general description of the services, ways parents may review materials to be used, and the procedures by which parents may be present or limit or prohibit the student's participation. Read the Bill »


01/10/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee


01/10/2019Presented and ordered printed 19103549D
01/10/2019Referred to Committee on Education

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