Family Life Curriculum

The State of New Jerseyhas mandated instruction in family life education (Grades K-12) as well as general health instruction including substance awareness and AIDS education. This notice is published to comply with the state mandate, and is intended to satisfy other state requirements concerning parental notification. The Board of Education has established a policy whereby a parent/guardian may request in writing, that their child be excused, without penalty, from aspects of the Family Life curriculum that may be in conflict with their conscience or sincerely held moral or religious beliefs. Letters directed to the principal’s office at your child’s school should specify areas of the curriculum in which philosophical or religious differences are held. Include your full name (print) and signature and your child’s full name and grade.  A copy of the complete curriculum can be reviewed at your child’s school.