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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7/25/22  12:58 pm
Commenter: JH

SupportSB 656

As a parent to 3 kids in Virginia public schools I support this bill. This is not about censorship or limiting representation in schools. It is about parental rights over the will of government funded curriculum.

There is no reason parents should not be notified of sexually explicit content, the same we are notified and have to sign a waiver for a PG movie. Parents should also be welcome to review curriculum as required reading. 

Adults who want to keep this type of material and content a secret, who are open to it being taught or provided to minors, need to be able to prove why it is appropriate. I support SB 656 to notify and include parents in the conversation of what curriculum is being taught. 


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