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  8:30 pm
Commenter: Kaval

Teach critical thinking not censorship!

The vague wording used in SB656 can and will be used to censor any books with LGBT content or characters, regardless of whether the content is sexually explicit or not.  I can assure you that the removal of books with LGBT content not only will be detrimental to our community, but will send a strong message that gay students, or students who are questioning their sexuality are not welcome or safe in Virginia schools. This bill will help no one and actively harm LGBT youth.

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