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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  8:44 am
Commenter: Ellen McCullen Franklin County Public Schools

Oppose this amendment


Schools have policies in place to deal with the teaching of controversial texts and supplemental materials. Parents should communicate with schools to make sure these policies are well written and followed.


The proposed amendment would create excessive paperwork and actually reduce communication between teachers and parents. In addition, the vague terms of the amendment create an enormous amount of concern about how this will work. Why are the current policies in place not enough to deal with this issue? What is driving this need for yet another regulation?


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