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  11:47 am
Commenter: Gilma Bonilla

Fully support it (coming from a mother of 3)

I as a mother, support these critically important model policies in order to protect our children from inappropriate sexual content at school and to respect parents’ right to determine whether our children are exposed to this content. Not only do we as parents have a fundamental right to make these decisions, but we are also in the best position to know what is appropriate for our children.  Please also make sure through this document that there are certain specific actions that every school MUST take in order to ensure sexually explicit materials are correctly identified and seen by parents first. I am concerned that, unless certain minimum standards are expressly mandated (as opposed to providing examples or suggestions), many schools may find ways around what they consider to be mere guidance.

Thank you!

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