Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
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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8/2/22  11:05 am
Commenter: Jesse Palma

Stop allowing exclusion and prejudice in our schools!!!

If content about a child’s gender identity is ‘sexually explicit’ (although it contains no reference to sexual acts) then all content related to reproduction or childbirth should be more than considered ‘sexually explicit’. Sex education teaches way more explicit content than this book. Do we ban sexual education? Do we let our children run ignorant through life?

Our schools are meant to educate ALL PEOPLE. Banning this content minimizes and excludes the LGBTQ+ community. This is blatant prejudice and will do nothing but encourage hate.  

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