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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8/4/22  12:10 am
Commenter: Becky

In strong opposition to SB 656

Using the term "sexually explicit content" as a catch-all for anything that anyone may find personally offensive, including simply having a book that includes an LGBTQ character, and using that as a cudgel with which to deny students' right to learn about others' and/or their own lived experience is WRONG.  Stop trying to erase other people's existence, an existence which does nothing to harm children and instead adds to their developing knowledge and empathy.

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