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  11:24 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Ensure LGBTQ+ Works are not Censored

The model policy should include clarification that gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender representation is not in itself considered "sexually explicit material" as otherwise this policy might erroneously be used to prevent schools from teaching works including LGBT people at all- including such classics as Plato's Symposium or Homer's Illiad!

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