LGBTQ+ Issues, Parent Information, parental rights, School Board Policy, School Law, Stakeholder Involvement

Upholding Parental Rights: The Legal Battle Over Hanover Township’s Policy 8463

The Hanover Township Board of Education is currently embroiled in a legal tussle with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) and Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin over Board Policy 8463, titled "Parental Notice of Material Circumstances." This policy requires school staff to inform parents about issues that could have a material impact on their child's physical, mental, and social/emotional well-being, including, but not limited to, matters related to sexuality and gender identity.