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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7/26/22  5:33 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Librarian strongly opposed.

Please read the actual guidance, it says that parents already have the opportunity to opt out of content so if that already exists in Virginia, what is this law for? 

This incredibly broad definition will be detrimental to students of all ages. Virginia's children deserve better, they deserve a public education that opens their minds to varied people and perspectives not one that shuts the door on them. 

The proposed model policies would make it harder for these educators to do their job and will likely result in censorship.

This law has the potential of eliminating discussions of race, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, and how they intersect in the teaching of history, literature, and health in our schools.

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