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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1/14/14  8:42 pm
Commenter: Bernadette Vaughn-Farley

sensitive or controversial instructional materials in the classroom
I support - providing opt-out options for students who do not wish to be present in the classroom when discussions on sensitive topics may take place.
I am not opposed to my children participating in these types of discussions.  As a concerned parent I cannot monitor or control all the influences my children will encounter, nor do I want to.  My preference is to teach them how to evaluate and process sensitive and controversial information.  In addition to their class discussions, I encourage and initiate home discussion so they can receive perspective from their parents. 
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