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).
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7/13/22  4:47 pm
Commenter: Donna Campagna

Model Policies for Instructional Materials With Sexually Explicit Content

To whom it my concern:

I am writing to see press my support for these model policies for the following reasons  

  • I support these critically important model policies in order to protect children from inappropriate sexual content at school and to respect parents’ right to determine whether their children are exposed to this content.
  • Not only do parents have a fundamental right to make these decisions, but they are also in the best position to know what is appropriate for their unique children.
  • Please also make sure through this document that there are certain specific actions that every school MUST take in order to ensure sexually explicit materials are correctly identified and seen by parents first. I am concerned that, unless certain minimum standards are expressly mandated (as opposed to providing examples or suggestions), many schools may find ways around what they consider to be mere guidance. 

It is important to make clear to school authorities that parents MUST have a say in what their children can and cannot exposed to while in the school environment. 

Thank you,

Donna Campagna

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