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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 Ends 1/15/2014
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1/14/14  9:33 am
Commenter: Laurence Crosswell

Wording is too vague / remove the word "sensitive" from the amendment

As a parent, I am in favor of notification of explicit materials in schools.  As a well-read individual I am aware that the word "sensitive" has different meanings to different people.  It is conceivable that a teacher would reference the Bible in a class (such as history or literature) and some people may be offended and refer to the Bible as "sensitive" material.  This amendment would make life difficult for that teacher.

I read several comments from teachers in this town hall and removing the word "sensitive" would address most, if not all, of their concerns.  Please support our teachers and parents by writing a non-vague amendment.  Please use common sense and remove the word "sensitive" from your amendment.

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