Mansoor introduces education-related bill

State Assemblyman and former Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor is introducing a bill that would require schools to receive parental permission before teaching topics in classrooms that include sex, religion and sexual orientation, according to a press release issued late Tuesday afternoon by his office.

Mansoor, who represents California's 68th Assembly District, is convening a 1:30 p.m. Wednesday joint news conference at his district office in Costa Mesa to discuss the bill, AB 1348, along with Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, a parental rights group with offices in Sacramento, Santa Ana, San Diego and Oakland.

AB 1348, or the "Parental Oversight and Involvement Act," would require schools to "receive affirmative permission from a child's parents before conducting mental or physiological screenings; allowing a child to leave campus for any reason; or providing classroom education related to sex, family life, morality, religion, gender, or sexual orientation," the release said.

—Imran Vittachi

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