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Department of Education
 
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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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7/14/22  3:54 pm
Commenter: Joseph Beres

Model policies regrding sexually explicit matrials in schools
 
  • I support these very important model policies to protect children from inappropriate sexual content at school and to respect parents’ right to determine whether their children are exposed to this content.
  • Parents have a fundamental right to make these decisions. They are also in the best position to know what is appropriate for their unique children.
  • Please also make sure through this document that there are certain specific actions that every school MUST take in order to ensure sexually explicit materials are correctly identified and seen by parents first. I am concerned that, unless certain minimum standards are expressly mandated (as opposed to providing examples or suggestions), many schools may find ways around what they consider to be mere guidance. 
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