Lawmakers are considering a measure giving parents of multiples more control over placing their children in the same classroom.
The bill would require school districts to adhere to a parent or guardian's written placement request for multiple birth siblings unless a school board decides doing so would be detrimental to the children.
A three-member subcommittee has approved the bill and it now goes to the House Education Committee.
Republican Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, of Wilson, says he introduced the bill at the request of parents of multiples. He says schools honor most placement requests, but his proposal would be a safety net when parents and administrators don't agree.
Lobbyists and other school officials say such cases are rare and that local districts don't need interference from state mandates.
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