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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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8/2/22  11:09 am
Commenter: Elaine

I trust teachers and school librarians to make decisions on appropriate books

Teachers and school librarians on trained in choosing appropriate books for their students and I trust their knowledge and judgement.  If a parent objects to a book they have the right to ask that their child read a different book.  As a parent I wanted my children exposed to books about different kinds of people including those who identify as LGTBQ+ because it develops empathy and insight into other's situations.  For a child who is considering suicide because he is not accepted, books may provide a safe space for him to learn that he is not alone.  We can't limit these books that can be life changing.  

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