New Hampshire Lawmakers Pass ‘School Material Bill’ Allowing Parents Objecting To Curriculum

New Hampshire lawmakers have passed a vetoed bill that allows parents to object to school course materials and request using alternatives.

NH lawmakers pass school material bill

NH lawmakers pass school material bill

CONCORD, N.H.—New Hampshire lawmakers have passed a vetoed bill that allows parents to object to school course materials and request using alternatives.

The House had failed in September to override Gov. John Lynch's veto of the bill. The House reconsidered Wednesday and voted 255-112 to send the bill to the Senate, which passed it 17-5.

Under the bill, the school district and parents have to agree on an alternative plan for the child to meet state requirements for education in the subject area. The change is at the parents' expense.

Lynch objected it would be disruptive to classrooms and be difficult to administer.

Supporters argued parents should have the right to choose alternative materials.