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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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7/28/22  10:56 am
Commenter: Elizabeth Moffett

SB 656 should NOT be passed!

I live in Fairfax, Virginia, and raised my children here. They attended Fairfax County public schools and have greatly benefitted from the free and open discussions they were able to have from a young age about a multitude of topics.  I have very serious reservations about the wording of this bill 656 proposed by our new governor. The term "sexually explicit content" is vague and could be applied to a whole variety of different materials based on the reader's interpretation.  Heck, the Bible is full of "sexually explicit material" that would not be permitted in public schools if this bill were passed!  Not to mention that "sexually explicit content" could also prevent teachers from explaining very basic human biology.  Are we to police the science classes too? Leave the teaching to the teachers!

Elizabeth Moffett

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