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  1:01 pm
Commenter: J. Canty, no FCPS Parent

Oppose VDOE model for sexual explicit material

As a parent of three FCPS students, I strongly oppose the proposed model. This should be left to local school boards. Any literature assigned by a teacher is reviewed by a group of teachers and parents. Also, parents have the option to opt their child out of material already in FCPS.

Public schools are meant to be a public good - educated students benefit the whole community. Learning occurs when exposed to stories outside of their lived experience.

These policies will lead to misinterpretation and exclusion of classic literature. Also if specific material is censored, it will potentially prevent students earning AP credits for college. Again putting Virginian students at a disadvantage.

I am strongly opposed to this VDOE policy update. 


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