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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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7/25/22  11:35 am
Commenter: Jesse Brooks

I Support Senate Bill 656 and Section 22.1-16.8

I support these policies. Parents have the right to protect their children from sexually explicit material that they do not want their children learning about, and they also deserve to be made aware of any sexually explicit material that their children might be exposed to. Parents are also the best suited for knowing what is right for their own 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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