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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8/1/22  11:24 am
Commenter: Bethany Clayton


Good morning, as a parent to two children in Virginia public schools, I strongly oppose this bill. This sort of censorship will further alienate LGBTQ students, and widen the gap between them and their peers. We need our kids to feel safe and represented in their classrooms. We need them to look at the world from different perspectives, and that means using literature as an impetus for deeper discussions about our diverse experiences. 

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