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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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7/14/22  2:43 pm
Commenter: Patrice Connolly

Model Policies Concerning Instructional Material with sexually explicit Content

It is my belief that parents are primarily responsible for the education of their children, especially in the area of sexuality.

The principle of subsidiarity should be exercised,  where decisions are made at the LOWEST possible competent level. Parents are much more aware of what is appropriate for their own children and have the primary right to know what their children are being taught and the books that will be used for that teaching.

Any decisions in this area should result from consultation with parents and the ability to opt-out if the programs do not correspond with their own beliefs.

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