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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8/2/22  9:31 pm
Commenter: James Dressel

Oppose the model policy

I live in Loudon county, and I object to the proposed policy. 


Children, particularly LGBTQ children need representation. They need to know that they are normal, not some kind of aberration. This policy will lead to real harm as a chilling effect on all LGTBQ content sets in. 


I don't think a policy like this should exist at all. Since the law requires it, the policy it should not put an undue burden on schools to implement. The requirement to maintain a list of sexually explicit content on the school's website is ridiculous. If a parent wants to meddle in their child's education, the parent should pay attention and look up the curriculum themselves

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