RESOLUTION NO. RS2005-1017
A resolution requesting the Metropolitan Board of Public Education to notify and afford parents an opportunity to screen videos and films before they are shown to students.
WHEREAS, films and videos are an effective supplemental education tool often used by teachers in the classroom; and
WHEREAS, although videos can be an effective learning tool, sometimes the subject matter of the video may be deemed by some parents to be inappropriate for viewing by their children; and
WHEREAS, T.C.A. §49-6-1303 expressly provides that a student may be excused from family life instruction if the school is notified by the parents that they find the instructional material objectionable; and
WHEREAS, Members of Council have received complaints from a number of parents regarding the subject matter of a video entitled "A Place at the Table", which was shown to students without advance notification to parents; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that parents be afforded an opportunity to view videos and films to be shown in the classroom in advance so that they can prevent their children from viewing any film they deem objectionable or inappropriate.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as requesting the Metropolitan Board of Public Education to notify and afford parents an opportunity to screen videos and films before they are shown to students.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Resolution to Director of Schools Dr. Pedro Garcia, and to each member of the Metropolitan Board of Public Education.
Section 3. That this resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Eric
Crafton, Carolyn Baldwin Tucker, Michael Craddock
|Introduced:||October 4, 2005|
|Adopted:||October 4, 2005|
|Returned Unsigned by Mayor:||October 6, 2005|