Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions [8 VAC 20 ‑ 720]
Action Amendments Regarding Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials
Comment Period Ended on 1/15/2014
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1/13/14  7:32 am
Commenter: Karyn Doran

Additional and unnecessary regulation

NPS current policies already give parents opt-out ability. The district already has a list of approved novels.  Teachers already have an enourmous amount of paperwork to complete, are available to parents, and post syllabus to webpages and assignments in eSembler.  Parents who wish to be involved in their chil'd education have every opportunity to do so.  This regulation could repress creativity and innovation in  lesson planning; furthermore, teachers are the experts in their fields, parents should trust them.

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