Dissection Opt-Out

Public school pupils from kindergarten through grade 12 may refuse to dissect, vivisect, incubate, capture or otherwise harm or destroy animals or any parts thereof as part of a course of instruction. The law requires schools to provide  alternative education projects for those students who choose “opt out” of these  activities.

Schools are required to notify pupils and their parents or guardians of a pupil’s  right to decline to dissect, vivisect, incubate, caputure or otherwise harm or  destroy animals or any parts thereof as part of a course of instruction. Within two weeks of receipt of the notice, the law requires parents or guardians to notify the school of their desire to have their child exempt from participation and provided with an alternative education project.

Dissection Opt Out Law