WARREN COUNTY, NJ – A survey to obtain public input for crafting a Parental Bill of Rights is now open, Warren County Board of County Commissioners Director Jason J. Sarnoski announced Wednesday night.
The Warren County Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution on April 27 calling for the creation of a Parental Bill of Rights in response to the state Health and Physical Education standards set to take effect this school year. Since then, many parents have reached out to the board to inquire what they can do to help address their concerns regarding these standards in their school districts.
Sarnoski said an online survey is now available through the official County government website to solicit public opinion on the standards and what controls parents would like to see implemented.
Moreover, Sarnoski announced he is putting together a group that will utilize the survey input to craft a Parental Bill of Rights and draft sample policy positions that can be sent to school boards for consideration.
“I am forming a group of local leaders and education professionals to create this Bill of Rights,” Sarnoski said. “This team will consists of a School Board Member, a parent, a teacher, Legislators representing your County, Commissioners, and expert legal counsel.”
Leaders from surrounding counties that have expressed interest also will be included, Sarnoski said.
The commissioner director said he plans to convene the panel in October and have a resolution in front of county commissioners in late October or early November.
Public input is important to the effort, as Sarnoski said, he wants to hear “your feelings and what you would like to see with regards to the health and physical education standards and any of your comments or concerns with regards to those standards.”
The survey can be found here.