Local legislators approve bill that allows parents to object to certain school materials


State Representatives Webster Roth of Winfield and Bill Rhiley of Wellington, both Republicans, voted in favor of a bill last week in Topeka that allows parents to object to certain educational materials.

According to the legislature, HB 2236 is “an act concerning education; relating to school districts; establishing parents’ right to direct the education and upbringing of their children including the right to object to educational materials and activities that are not included in approved curriculum or standards or impair a parent’s beliefs, values or principles.”

The bill passed the Kansas House 76-46 and next heads to the desk of Gov. Laura Kelly.

The bill passed the Kansas Senate prior, with Winfield’s Larry Alley, the Senate Majority Leader, also voting yes.