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  8:11 am
Commenter: Martha Peter

Support of parent notification and opt out.

Why wouldn't we  want to inform and involve parents?  Do teachers think they don't need parental involvement?  No one is mandiating which books, just options so eveyone can make an informed decision.  Why would anyone see informing parents as more work?  Doesn't it take a village to educate?  Shouldn't that village be informed? The parents are the ones who will need to take on the responsiblity of helping select an alternate choice with their child.  A parent involved with their childs ecucation.  What a novel and great idea.  I do not see this as more work,  just the ablity to make sure our freedom of choice stays viable.

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