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  5:11 pm
Commenter: Mary Ann Ressin

Strongly Oppose SB656

Let teachers do their jobs! They are professionals in managing the content they teach and the classroom they supervise. This proposal is an underhanded attempt to hurt and undermine LGBTQ+ and minority students. I am a substitute teacher in Fairfax County and have taught in dozens and dozens of classrooms in the past year while always following the teacher-provided lesson plans. Grooming is NOT a part of that lesson plan! In addition, censorship has no place in our school libraries. There are appropriate committees and mechanisms in place if a parent objects to a title on a school library shelf. There should be a book for each person though every book is not for every person. Common sense!

Strongly oppose SB656

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