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  8:55 pm
Commenter: Mike Garrahan


The best policy would balance educational, public health, and parental concerns. The proposed guidance gives too much power to parents, a minority of whom openly intend to press a reactionary agenda which would undermine certain public health goals. The established review process gives me sufficient assurance that professional educators will make responsible choices. Parents who require more control can choose non-public schooling.

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