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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  4:19 pm
Commenter: Martha Clouse

Model Policies Concerning Instruction Materials with Sexually Explicit Content

I support these critically important model policies in order to protect children from inappropriate sexual content at school. Since the definition of "sexually explicit content" includes "sexual conduct", parents will be notified if any discussion is planned of hetero- or homo-sexual conduct, along with accompanying literature and images.

Parents are in the best position to know what is appropriate for their unique children. Schools must respect parents’ right to determine whether their children are exposed to this content.

I applaud holding each school system and principal accountable by requiring specific actions that must be taken to ensure that parents are notified of all sexual content scheduled for instruction and given easy access to viewing that content in its entirety.

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