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  10:28 pm
Commenter: Deanna S

I am public school parent to an elementary school and high school student.

I support these model policies and I ask for our elected and appointed leaders to respect parents’ rights to determine whether their children are exposed to this content. 

As a parent,  I am in the position to know what is appropriate for my unique children.  

I would also add that this document has 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), my school district may disregard these policies and find ways around what they consider to be mere guidance. 

Thank you for this opportunity to comment.

A Concerned and Involved Parent

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