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  6:15 pm
Commenter: Concerned Parent

Strongly Opposed

This makes room for "sexually explicit" content to include any LGBTQ topics, which is too close to censoring LGBTQ topics and people from libraries.

Also, schools are environments to learn critical thinking skills, and if you're really concerned about kids reading about sexual topics in school libraries, you'd be blown away to see what they're hearing from their friends. If it's not available in a controlled, vetted environment like the library, they'll find out about it from friends, peers, or social media, and it's not as easy to discern the validity of those sources.

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