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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1/14/14  7:14 pm
Commenter: Shirley Parsons

Support revison to policy

I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation.  Policy should be consistent between literature and audio/visual materials.  No one should be required to read or view material that one finds so objectionable based upon  salacious or gratuitous, graphically violent or sexually explicit material.  Alternatives should be available, notification of the learning objectives and parental consent should be necessary.  And, don't be influenced by cries of "censorship", this is a matter of parental responsibility.

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