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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7/6/22  2:09 pm
Commenter: Parent, James City County

Where is the respect for the teachers and their ability to determine what is appropriate?

I am a parent of a high school student. I have read through this document. Several times it speaks of respecting parents choices, thoughts, and decisions. It fails to mention respecting teachers and administrators and their broad educational background in educating our children in the public schools. Human sexuality is part of life and attempting to shelter your children from any hint of it through literature or other media is fruitless pursuit. Has anyone read the Bible? The Bible speaks very explicitly about sex, rape, gang rape, incest, adultery, stoning rape victims, child sacrifice, and numerous other topics. But there is little outcry to shelter children from the Word of God. On a side note how many parents who want to ban books review what their children are viewing on the Inter or smart phone??? Please let teachers teach and librarians make decisions about what is appropriate in public schools. A parent can always choose to homeschool or private education for their children. 

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