2019 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 6 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Part 13 - Family Life Curriculum
§ 49-6-1305. Notification of parents and legal guardians -- Excusing students from family life instruction.
(a) Not less than thirty (30) days prior to commencing instruction of the family life curriculum, each LEA shall notify parents or legal guardians of students whom the LEA anticipates will be present for instruction in sex education that:
(1) The LEA is using a family life curriculum that meets the requirements of state law; and
(2) The parent or legal guardian shall have the right to examine the grade level instructional materials and confer with the student's instructor, school counselor or principal, as designated by the LEA, regarding any or all portions of family life.
(b) A parent or guardian who wishes to excuse a student from any portion of family life shall submit a request, in writing, to the student's instructor, school counselor, or principal. A parent or guardian who wishes to excuse a student from all portions of family life shall submit a request in writing to the student's principal. A student who is excused from any or all portions of family life shall not be penalized for grading purposes if the student satisfactorily performs alternative health lessons.