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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8/3/22  12:10 pm
Commenter: Gail Christie

Oppose this unnecessary and ill-conceived policy

The term "sexually explicit material" is an extremely broad term that is subject to personal interpretation.  Who determines what constitutes such material? The impact of such a policy will be classroom censorship that deprives students in Virginia of their freedom of thought. It is an attempt by a handful of parents to impose their values on all of our students.  Parents are already able to review their child's curriculum; this additional policy is not needed and will have detrimental consequences on our teachers and our students. I urge you to oppose it.

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