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  10:25 pm
Commenter: Matthew DeGrave


So I am reading through the bill and realized that this can cause a huge problem for family life planning in Virginia schools. This bill could cause student to miss out on valuable information about their bodies and growing up. Many studies show that comprehensive medically accurate science based sex education is imperative to reduce teen pregnancy. This could also but used to attack LGBTQIA+ student in the school system. If the model policies are adopted my hope is that they reflect an open and accepting school for all of our students in the Virginia school system.


I would also like to add that this should never be used to limit or censor books or authors, or to allow a religious people to dictate their beliefs on others. 

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