Rights & Resources


Did you know in Minnesota you have the right to opt out of:

The Kindergarten screening? You can. Many families prefer to handle any concerns with their own doctor at well child checks and you don’t have to redo it through the school system and be a part of their database. You can conscientiously object: https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/early/scr/

Immunizations? If you have an alternate schedule for your family, you can opt out of any or all and still go to school. All that’s required is a notarized statement from a parent saying you are filing an exemption. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/121a.15

State tracking of your immunization records? The Department of Health collects your records and gives access to anyone in daycare, school or healthcare fields. Some families prefer to keep their own records. If you’d like to limit access to yours or remove them from the database, you can do so here: https://apps.health.state.mn.us/redcap/surveys/?s=EMYEDFRAKE

Standardized testing? Many families don’t feel the tests are accurate representations of skills and don’t wish to be a part of the teach to the test modes of education. You CAN say no.

Sex Ed? You have a right to review and opt in or out of any sex education curriculum for your child:

School? You have a right to homeschool! Here’s local law: https://www.mache.org/legal/

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