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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  5:01 pm
Commenter: I am the parent, not the school

Sexually Explicit Material (Nope!)

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 (loopholes).  One schools had done this by having open groups. These "open" groups do not require parents to be informed or provide consent because they are optional, open to all students, and students are not required to attend.  They can come and go as they please. There should be no "open" group, hangout, free space, etc. (whatever name they try to use) without parents being made aware.  Don't allow school staff or organizations to come in under the guise of providing trauma support/mentoring (or other key terms) and allow them to be able to discuss this topic without parental consent. Close every loophole.  Thanks.

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