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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8/3/22  1:07 pm
Commenter: Bill J (parent of a teacher, spouse of former school employee)

Strongly oppose SB 656

Virginia has great schools in large part of great teachers who are encouraged and empowered to teach our children. It is very important for there to be freedom and not censorship in the classroom and in the buildings. Diversity, equity, and inclusion have been stumbling blocks and roadblocks to my of our children in education because students have been pushed aside, marginalized, and forgotten. It is vitally important to make DEI a reality across the Commonwealth. Supporting the age-awareness knowledge and experience of our teachers and librarians is very important. Adding new laws to restrict and exclude is not necessary. In this case it is overreach. Let's provide funding and support to help our schools excel and to be safe places for everyone in our communities.  

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