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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  7:23 pm
Commenter: Heather

Say No to censorship

As a school librarian, I believe parents have every right to control what their child checks out. Let me repeat that, what THEIR child checks out from a library. There are many classic novels already taught and used in English classes that might now not be able to be used, even if these are books that universities expect their incoming students to have read. It is a parent's right to let their children read about LGBTQ+ characters because every school and system has families with members in this community. Sexual explicit content is not the same as books that contain LGBTQ characters. Back to the drawing board... If this bill is passed, it removes the rights of parents who want to choose for their children. 

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