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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7/16/22  6:32 am
Commenter: Stacy Riddle

Instructional materials with sexually explicit content

These guidance documents are extremely important and I thank you for developing them.

No one knows a child or their needs better than their parents. The parent is in a unique 

position to be able to know when their child is ready to be exposed to this type of material. 

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. 

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