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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7/30/22  2:50 pm
Commenter: Wendell and Alice Brown

Virginia DOE Policies on Instructional Materials with Sexually Explicit Content

· We agree with the draft 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. 

· It should be noted that 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 children.

· The document should specify actions that every school should must take to ensure sexually explicit materials are correctly identified and seen by parents first. I am concerned that, unless certain minimum standards and procedures are expressly mandated (as opposed to providing examples or suggestions), many schools look at ways to ignore what they consider mere guidance. 


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