Parents' Bill of Rights


North Carolina Senate Bill 49 requires the implementation of the Parents' Bill of Rights, and policies associated with the involvement of parents in the education of their children. TMSA PCS values parental involvement and is committed to involving parents in schools and their children's education effectively, and providing support and coordination for school staff and parents to implement and sustain appropriate parent involvement.


North Carolina General Statute §115C-76.25 provides a list of parental legal rights. While pre-existing TMSA PCS Board policy addresses many of these rights, future changes in Board policy to address these rights will be added to this notice.

  1. The right to consent or withhold consent for participation in reproductive health and safety education programs, consistent with the requirements of N.C.G.S. § l 15C-81.30.
  2. The right to seek a medical or religious exemption from immunization requirements, consistent with the requirements of N.C.G.S. §§ G.S. 130A-156 and 130A-157.
  3. The right to review statewide standardized assessment results as part of the State report card.
  4. The right to request an evaluation of their child for an academically or intellectually gifted program, or for identification as a child with a disability, as provided in Article 9 of Chapter 115C of the North Carolina General Statues.
  5. The right to inspect and purchase public school unit textbooks and other supplementary instructional materials, as provided in Part 3 of Article 8 of 21 Chapter 115C of the North Carolina General Statutes. 
  6. The right to access information relating to the Board's policies for promotion or retention, including high school graduation requirements.
  7. The right to receive student report cards on a regular basis that clearly depict and grade the student's academic performance in each class or course, the student's conduct, and the student's attendance. 
  8. The right to access information relating to the State public education system, State standards, report card requirements, attendance requirements, and textbook requirements. 
  9. The right to participate in parent-teacher organizations. This information will be provided directly from the parent-teacher organization.
  10. The right to opt into certain data collection for their child.
  11. The right for students to participate in protected student information surveys only with parental consent.
  12. The right to review all available records of materials their child has borrowed from the school library.