Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Guidance Document Change: The guidance document "Model Policies Concerning Instructional Materials with Sexually Explicit Content" was developed in conjunction with stakeholders in order to comply with SB656 (2022).
Previous Comment     Next Comment     Back to List of Comments
7/5/22  4:53 pm
Commenter: John Ray

The Policy is Confusing

Hello and thank you for allowing me to comment.  I guess I am a bit confused as to why we need this policy unless it will just say that sexually explicit materials will not be allowed in the public schools.  Perhaps I am oversimplifying this but we have movie ratings that are not complicated.  The students bonded to focus on reading, math, history, and science.  I’m okay with teaching about contraception, but that’s it.  There is no need for more.  I would question anyone advocating to teach more.  I firmly believe in parental choice as parents should run the schools.  Given that Virginia just ranked last in the country in reading and math clearly shows where the focus should be.  I vote to eradicate sexually explicit materials.  Call it book banning if you like, but if a parent wants to share that material with their child, they can do it in the privacy of their home. 

Thank you for your time.


CommentID: 122184