Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions [8 VAC 20 ‑ 720]
Action Amendments Regarding Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials
Comment Period Ended on 1/15/2014
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1/2/14  10:22 am
Commenter: Portsmouth Public Schools

Please Reject

Please reject this legislation.  It does not make common sense to attempt to apply the term "sensitive" to materials in the library.  As long as materials selected for the library are chosen with the intended audience of children, it is nearly impossible to decide what some people deem sensitive.  In my opinion, materials in the library are protected by the First Amendment.  Parents have every right to decide what their child may or may not read.

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