ND Senate says no to parent permission on extracurricular activities in schools

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Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 8:42 PM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - The North Dakota Senate voted down a bill to force schools to get parental permission to participate in extracurricular activities.

All schools don’t require such permission, but the bill would have implemented a new policy statewide.

“The hope and intent of this bill is that it would foster more communication between parents and children and to allow parents to have a better understanding and knowledge of what their child is involved in when they are at school,” said Senator Randy Lemm, R-Hillsboro.

Parental permission is already required to participate in school sports. This would have covered other activities.