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Amendments Regarding Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials
 
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Comment Title Commenter
objectional material law change Peter Barringer  12/16/13  9:50 am
8 VAC 20-720 M. Harrell, SCPS  12/16/13  10:17 am
Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials Melinda Humphreys, Thomas Dale High School  12/16/13  10:25 am
What is "sensitive" information?    12/16/13  10:35 am
This is an idea and legislation which is fundamentally misguided, ill-conceived, and simply wrong. L. Mark dePaulo Jr. USNR, MSEd, Pittsylvania County Schools, Gretna High  12/16/13  11:12 am
Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials Kate Goodwin, Charlottesville High School  12/16/13  11:58 am
Teachers' responsibility vs Parents' responsibility Misty Elmore, English 11,AP Language Teacher,English Chair,Campbell Co,BHS  12/16/13  12:44 pm
Use of Controversial Materials Aggie Craft, Charlottesville City Schools  12/16/13  1:54 pm
Guilty Until Proven Innocent Valerie Egger, Loudoun County High School  12/16/13  2:04 pm
A Lesson In Futility Brian Schwartz, VBCPS  12/16/13  2:24 pm
Education and "Controversial" Material William Brazier, Social Science Supervisor, Loudoun CPS, President, VCSSSCE  12/16/13  2:40 pm
Objections to objectional content identification Rebecca Hodell  12/16/13  2:41 pm
8VAC20-720 Sara Voigt, SCPS  12/16/13  2:45 pm
TRUST YOUR TEACHERS!! Shannon Llewellyn, English teacher, Brookville High School, Campbell Co.  12/16/13  3:15 pm
Undue Burden Mary Doss, HCPS  12/16/13  3:42 pm
A chilling effect on education Ben Sellers, Stafford County Public Schools  12/16/13  4:08 pm
Please keep the floodgates closed. Lewis Bauer, Charlottesville High School  12/16/13  4:22 pm
Removing the last shred of trust in teachers Donna L. Shrum  12/16/13  9:10 pm
"Controversy" in the 21st Century Jennifer Horne, Charlottesville High School  12/16/13  11:42 pm
Strengthen Schools and Give Students Choices Margaret Thornton, Charlottesville High School  12/17/13  9:33 am
"Sensitive" Is a Very Relative Term Mindi Kaleto -- Loudoun County Public Schools -- 7th Grade History Teacher  12/17/13  10:11 am
Ban ALL reading ... Jay Dodson, LCPS  12/17/13  10:21 am
What is sensitive? Deborah Rice, Loudoun County Public Schools  12/17/13  10:25 am
Sensitive material? T. Rossi, Teacher  12/17/13  10:29 am
Reject the amendment. Matthew Uselton, BCPS  12/17/13  10:43 am
reject the ammendment Sandra Hood, middle school  12/17/13  10:57 am
Censorship and restrictive measures don't help our children Anita Clayton, University of Virginia  12/17/13  11:03 am
Reject this amendment Carol Wenger  12/17/13  11:27 am
Fahrenheit 451 coming true in VA? Douglas McDowell, University of Texas at Austin  12/17/13  11:51 am
Reject this ammendment Laura Haft  12/17/13  11:53 am
Backhanded Censorship J. Eisner, teacher  12/17/13  11:54 am
Reject this amendment! Monica Carra, Counselor  12/17/13  12:16 pm
defeat censorship Gurkamal Gill High school  12/17/13  12:46 pm
Please Reject the Amendment Elizabeth Morris, English Department Chair JRHS, CCPS  12/17/13  12:52 pm
Reject with prejudice David Loughran, Teacher  12/17/13  1:05 pm
All education is controversial, and critical. Rodney Bennett, educated citizen  12/17/13  1:06 pm
Please Do Not Pass this Amendment Lauren Benere  12/17/13  1:11 pm
Reject this ammendment Freyja Bergthorson, parent  12/17/13  1:23 pm
8 VAC 20-720 Peter Hardin, Retired Teacher  12/17/13  1:29 pm
Opposition to this Ammendment Pete Mercier, High School  12/17/13  1:50 pm
8 VAC 20-720 Jeannie Pfautz, Charlottesville High School  12/17/13  2:07 pm
"Controversial" Classroom Materials Michelle Davis, Page Middle School  12/17/13  2:34 pm
Please don't pass this amendment. Trust teachers to make the right decisions while teaching Carol McGann  12/17/13  2:49 pm
Amendments Regarding Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials Chuck Miller English teacher in a Virginia public school  12/17/13  3:07 pm
No to Amendment Re: Controversial/Sensitive Materials Kelly Wolfsheimer Chesterfield County Public Schools  12/17/13  3:16 pm
Reject the ammendment Laura Currier, teacher and parent  12/17/13  3:29 pm
teacher LCPS  12/17/13  3:39 pm
Don't force teachers to include sensitive materials in syllabi Katherine Mann, Central High School  12/17/13  6:48 pm
Reject Amendment Brandon Traner  12/17/13  6:49 pm
Controversial amendment Susan Traner, Menchville High School  12/17/13  6:57 pm
No to Amendment Re: Sensitive Material Meghann Donohue  12/17/13  8:23 pm
No to amendment Michelle Haseltine  12/17/13  8:39 pm
No to this amendment Catherine Hylton  12/17/13  8:55 pm
No to this amendment Harmony Middle School  12/17/13  9:26 pm
No- to the proposed Amendment Tammy Askins  12/17/13  10:40 pm
No to censorship! Kathy Beery, teacher  12/18/13  12:13 am
no to this amendment Senna Beall  12/18/13  1:58 am
Reject this amendment, it violates everything valuable about education and free thinking Cara Walton  12/18/13  5:34 am
8 VAC 20 - 720 William Wonneberger  12/18/13  5:48 am
No to censorship Menchville HIgh School  12/18/13  8:01 am
REJECT This Amendment J. Morrow  12/18/13  8:22 am
Please consider all ramifications Cathryn Soenksen  12/18/13  8:38 am
This is how it begins... Chad P. Bailey, Pittsylvania County Schools  12/18/13  8:53 am
Objections to proposed amendment to 8 VAC 20-720-160 Robin Smith, Chair of the Virginia Conference on English Education  12/18/13  9:12 am
This is a step backward and it seems overwhelmingly agreed on here! Jonathan Kidd  12/18/13  9:14 am
This is how it starts (x2) Marie Finnegan-Copen  12/18/13  9:22 am
oliver wendell holmes Doug Stewart  12/18/13  9:50 am
Sensitive Material JL Hoffman  12/18/13  9:50 am
Controversial and Sensitive? Michael McCarthy  12/18/13  9:57 am
Reject this ridiculous idea Beth Houlihan, English Teacher in Prince George County  12/18/13  9:57 am
Reject this proposal Christopher Webster  12/18/13  10:42 am
"Physcian, Heal Thyself!" Bob Wallace, Stafford High School Librarian  12/18/13  10:54 am
"Physician, Heal Thyself" Robert Wallace, Stafford High School / Librarian  12/18/13  11:08 am
Who we help versus who we hurt Alice Chestnutt  12/18/13  12:23 pm
Opens a wide avenue for abuse Bill Adams  12/18/13  12:30 pm
Too ambiguous, slippery slope Colin A Farrell, FCPS  12/18/13  1:31 pm
My opinion Amanda Harrison  12/18/13  2:17 pm
Pandora's box Carol Daly, Loudoun County Public Schools  12/18/13  2:18 pm
Reject this Amendment C. Daly, Parent, FCPS  12/18/13  2:22 pm
Amendment should NOT pass B. Dawson, Pittsylvania County Schools  12/18/13  2:55 pm
Please Don't Shoot Yourselves in the Foot...Again Rebecca Walker Menchville  12/18/13  3:33 pm
Against the Amendment Jason Abril, Moody Middle School  12/18/13  3:44 pm
NO to the amendment Miriam Lagona, Henrico Co. Public Schools  12/18/13  3:44 pm
Great Teaching and Individualized Attention Will Suffer If This Passes Kaitlin Dunnevant, Moody Middle School  12/18/13  3:45 pm
please do not pass this ammendment Sharon Beith, Moody Middle School - Henrico County  12/18/13  3:45 pm
Reject this Proposal MMS  12/18/13  3:47 pm
Please vote no! Lauren Byrd, George H. Moody Middle School  12/18/13  3:47 pm
Subjective Regulations Cause Legal Expense and Challenges Moody Middle School, English Department  12/18/13  3:48 pm
Sensitive/Controversal material Stephanie Hammer, Greene County Schools  12/18/13  3:49 pm
Please Reject this Amendment Katie Schwieder, George H. Moody Middle School  12/18/13  3:49 pm
NO to this Amendment Gillian Lambert, Moody Middle School, Henrico County  12/18/13  4:23 pm
reject this amendment Beth Dover  12/18/13  4:40 pm
Please Reject This Amendment Patricia Walker, HCPS  12/18/13  5:27 pm
Reject Amendment and Talk with Your Children Rebecca Zuckerman, Pre-service English Teacher, VCU  12/18/13  7:09 pm
Reject to this amendment Meron A SCPS*  12/18/13  8:27 pm
Reject this ammendment please Melissa Cheaney, Deer Park Elementary School, Newport News, VA  12/18/13  10:18 pm
This is a ludicrous proposal Dian Cronan, LCPS  12/19/13  7:37 am
Invest in the students- say NO! Jennifer Showalter RCPS  12/19/13  9:16 am
Use of Controversial/ Sensitive Instructional Material Marissa Tierney, Charlottesville High School  12/19/13  9:16 am
Character Education piece of the puzzle... Jennifer Martin, Broadway High School  12/19/13  9:22 am
Reject this amendment Dave Scott  12/19/13  9:23 am
Reject this amendment Kristin Strasser, FCPS  12/19/13  9:35 am
Reject this amendment Diane Mowery, SCPS  12/19/13  9:54 am
Opt out Middlesex High School  12/19/13  10:05 am
Subjectivity and Personal Values Have No Place in Policy Regarding Literature Amanda Williams  12/19/13  10:08 am
Reject this Amendment Jennifer Dean  12/19/13  10:13 am
Hurray! A Tool in Parents' Hands, at last.    12/19/13  10:46 am
Please reject this amendment and vote NO!! Teresa Shifflett: Broadway High School  12/19/13  11:08 am
Classrooms should teach sensitive material, not avoid it Autumn Dalton, Stafford Sr. High  12/19/13  11:33 am
Classrooms should teach sensitive material, not avoid it. Autumn Dalton, Stafford Sr. High  12/19/13  11:34 am
Please reject this proposed regulation. Sandra Parks  12/19/13  11:36 am
Reject This Amendment Natasha Graham Hampton High  12/19/13  12:04 pm
Vote Yes for this amendment    12/19/13  12:11 pm
Please reject this amendment Tiffany Hardy, Hampton City Schools  12/19/13  12:15 pm
just say no! Deane Kern  12/19/13  12:29 pm
Please reject amendment Kimber Tate, Spotswood High School Librarian/former English teacher  12/19/13  1:44 pm
Reading material should be age appropriate-porn is not Celeste Busby  12/19/13  2:20 pm
Changes to the policy are too subjective to work Jennifer Ashby, NBCT  12/19/13  2:51 pm
Well-intentioned, but poorly executed J. Crowell  12/19/13  2:53 pm
Notification to parents of sensitive and sexually explicit material in the schools Ken Schiffer, Heritage High School  12/19/13  3:22 pm
Just Say No! Quintina Smith  12/19/13  3:54 pm
Please reject this proposal Jennifer Robinson, SCPS  12/19/13  4:03 pm
I strongly support this amendment regarding use of controversial or sensitive instructional material    12/19/13  7:31 pm
Meaningless discussion without operating definition of "sensitive" Eric Egger, FFP  12/19/13  8:40 pm
All literature is "sensitive" Michael Goodrich-Stuart, Hanover County Public Schools  12/20/13  8:24 am
Controversy and Critical Thinking for Responsible World Citizenship Amanda Creasey, Colonial Heights High School  12/20/13  8:50 am
why we are here Doug Stewart  12/20/13  10:30 am
Ignorance is not bliss...at least in the 21st century. Colleen Hirn, Colonial Heights High School English Teacher  12/20/13  10:43 am
Yes to this proposal David Dyer  12/20/13  11:44 am
Please Reject! Lauren Hauser  12/20/13  11:54 am
Controversial or Sensitive? Janice Brunson  12/20/13  1:10 pm
"Sensitive Material" is the only kind that matters Amy Scott, Pitttsylvania County Schools, English Teacher  12/20/13  1:21 pm
Sensitivity is Subjective Karen Duffy, Supervisor of Libraries, Stafford County Public Schools  12/20/13  1:32 pm
amendment for controversial/sensitive material Caroline DeMarkis  12/20/13  1:42 pm
Rejection Devin Ryan, 12th Grade Student at Hanover High School  12/20/13  2:08 pm
Strongly oppose Angela Ewald  12/20/13  2:13 pm
Just Say No! Maureen Weierbach, SCPS  12/20/13  2:28 pm
proposed verbage Elizabeth Proctor, Lee-Davis High School  12/20/13  2:58 pm
Say NO to this legislation G Herring, Mechanicsville  12/20/13  3:06 pm
Please Reject: 1) Please Support Local School Board Authority; and 2) Use Clear Language in Regs Alan Seibert, Salem City Schools  12/20/13  3:11 pm
Objection to regulatory action Virginia Walker, LCPS  12/20/13  7:14 pm
Parental responsibility Barbara Skinner  12/20/13  8:32 pm
The Bluest Eye Ariel McKean, Student  12/20/13  9:24 pm
Reality and Adulthood Laura LaMan, Student  12/21/13  12:54 am
"Sensitive Material" Ben Shewbridge/ LCPS  12/21/13  8:55 am
Please Consider Clarifying or Removing Mary Cumbie, preservice teacher  12/21/13  11:17 am
clarification definitely needed Christy Scarborough  12/21/13  11:32 am
Vote No! Carolyn Martin, CCPS Librarian and CCPPS Parent  12/21/13  5:40 pm
Where is the "sensitive" book section? Karen Bristow, Teacher/Library Media Graduate Student  12/21/13  5:50 pm
Can we just "teach" please? Connie McBryde-Keith, NNPS English Teacher  12/21/13  7:38 pm
Please reject this undue burden on teachers and librarians S. Demetriadis, Retired Librarian, RPS  12/21/13  9:39 pm
Support Kim Newman  12/22/13  6:39 am
Reject R.Workman  12/22/13  9:54 am
Rejected by a student Hayley Daniels, student from K-12 through NNPS  12/22/13  11:13 am
Reject this Proposal Mic Platt  12/22/13  8:59 pm
Reject Joseph Emerson  12/22/13  11:13 pm
Reject these Regulations C Michael Barber  12/23/13  12:10 am
Please Reject - Let's move forward, not backward... Former PS Teacher/Current parent of MS Student  12/23/13  12:18 am
We're Professionals, Trust us ... we don't need this form of subjective censorship Patty Breland Reading Specialist Kate Waller Barrett ES Stafford, VA  12/23/13  12:48 am
Obvious rejection to poor legislation Jugal Patel, Student  12/23/13  2:39 am
Reject! Bill Muth  12/23/13  11:21 am
Respect a student's intelligence- vote NO for this sub-intelligent legislation Mary Snell  12/25/13  7:30 pm
Vote No! Heather Murfee / Chesterfield County Public Schools  12/26/13  9:38 am
vote no Heidi Craft  12/26/13  8:12 pm
Trust Trained Teachers Loudoun County High School  12/26/13  11:39 pm
And the reason for this idiocy is...? Ellen Young,  12/27/13  10:47 pm
Oppose this proposal Petra Sharrett  12/28/13  10:46 am
No! Longwood University preservice teachers  12/29/13  8:37 am
Sensitive or Controversial Instructional Materials Linda Shifflette, Hampton City Schools  12/30/13  10:14 am
Oppose the amendment Jennifer Moyers, Parent/Broadway High School Teacher  12/30/13  5:03 pm
Reject Proposed Language Amending 8 VAC 20-720-160 Lisa Payne: Teacher, LCPS  1/1/14  2:14 pm
Supporting Values without Censorship Audrey Baylor  1/1/14  2:36 pm
Please do not pass!! Courtney Rich  1/1/14  6:41 pm
Please Reject Portsmouth Public Schools  1/2/14  10:22 am
Support Jay L. Marts  1/2/14  10:31 am
Unnecessary and cumbersome regulation Allen Swope Radford High School  1/2/14  10:39 am
Pass Opt-Out! Lauren Friedman, Parent  1/2/14  10:51 am
Please allow parents to opt out Paul Mann, Parent of three  1/2/14  11:41 am
Bad Idea Matt Thompson, Virginia Educator  1/2/14  12:32 pm
Please pass this to strengthen Parental Rights - Roaming flash mobs are ..... John L. Pettengill, parent  1/2/14  12:44 pm
Parental Opt-Out Ryman Jones, Citizen  1/2/14  12:55 pm
a Dangerous proposal Gerard Joria, HS Librarian, Alexandria City PS  1/2/14  1:12 pm
Parental right to have student opt out. John Green, Citizen of Commonwealth of Virginia  1/2/14  2:09 pm
Reject This Amendment! Julia Fuller, Tucker High School, HCPS  1/2/14  2:34 pm
Sensitive to whom? Martha Scott Ross Librarian-Winding Creek Elementary School  1/2/14  2:58 pm
Please Reject Jared Cotton, Henry County Public Schools  1/2/14  3:51 pm
Allow parents to op-out and have a say in what their children are being taught. Chris Pandel, Parent/Grandparent  1/2/14  4:07 pm
Controversial/Sensitive Material Cheryl Golden  1/2/14  4:19 pm
They are our children Donna Hamilton  1/2/14  11:39 pm
Parents must decide Leyla Myers  1/3/14  10:47 am
Right Idea, Wrong Implementation Christine Suders, Henrico County Public Schools  1/3/14  12:38 pm
Let the PARENTS decide. NOT the government! Jessica Pittman/ Arlington County  1/3/14  3:38 pm
Please reject Elizabeth Crispino, WJCC Schools  1/3/14  3:48 pm
Please PASS. Parents should decide, not teachers.    1/4/14  12:04 pm
Reject this! Janice Raspen, Stafford County Public Schools  1/4/14  12:53 pm
"Sensitive" is subjective. Carolyn Vibbert, Librarian, Prince William County  1/4/14  12:58 pm
Parents Should Choose Kris Allen  1/4/14  12:59 pm
Please pass, notice is freedom! Amy Morgan  1/4/14  1:01 pm
"Sensitive" Material is Different for Each Family Sara Young, Henrico County Public Schools  1/4/14  2:13 pm
Please allow teachers to teach Wendy Edelman  1/4/14  2:49 pm
Please reject Anita Tarbox, Henrico County Public Schools  1/4/14  3:00 pm
Its not sensitive materials south county HS  1/4/14  3:52 pm
Awareness is a parental right Melanie Johnson  1/4/14  3:52 pm
Support Amendment and Academic Freedom Laura Murphy, Parent  1/4/14  3:53 pm
Please Pass Dwight Johnson  1/4/14  4:08 pm
Please reject censorship Wendy Lanehart, Elementary Librarian  1/4/14  4:29 pm
Support Amendment Student  1/4/14  7:51 pm
Please pass Margaret Baker  1/4/14  8:22 pm
Vote for parental rights. Concerned Fauquier Parent  1/4/14  11:21 pm
Proposal Does Not Bar Students From Alternative Texts/ Proposal Contained in Comment Michelle Davis, Page Middle School  1/5/14  8:54 am
Pornography taught to Virginia's students Lou Di Leonardo  1/5/14  11:05 am
Support Amendment Student  1/5/14  12:59 pm
The option to opt-out already exists Ben Sellers  1/5/14  3:37 pm
Amendment preserves freedom of choice Charlotte Del Duca  1/5/14  5:16 pm
Parents should know JBucholz  1/5/14  8:09 pm
This policy's phrasing is terribly vague Chris Pace, Hanover High School  1/5/14  8:45 pm
Parents and Student already can opt out Teacher  1/5/14  10:13 pm
Parents Have a Fundamental Right to Educate Their Children Per VA Law Jim Ruland  1/6/14  12:35 am
This proposal is a terrible idea--it must be defeated. James T. Heimbach  1/6/14  7:14 am
Reject this amendment Mary Keeling, Newport News Public School  1/6/14  8:53 am
Education - [8 VAC 20 ? 720] Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials Pamela Tuggle, Prince George County  1/6/14  9:04 am
Ambiguous Censorship Kara Kimball, Virginia Beach City Public Schools  1/6/14  9:32 am
Reject this law Bonnie Sousa  1/6/14  10:15 am
Please pass - let parents decide Concerned Citizen  1/6/14  1:58 pm
Reject amendment! dawn plum, caroline county public schools  1/6/14  2:11 pm
Local Authority John Wright, Goochland County School Board  1/6/14  2:19 pm
Who determines what is sensitive? Concerned citizen  1/6/14  3:07 pm
Objectional Material, A Matter of the Law? Maribeth Haines, Accomack County Public Schools  1/6/14  3:14 pm
Reject this amendment Rebecca L. Akers  1/6/14  3:17 pm
Reject this amendment! Donald Hitt, teacher  1/6/14  3:40 pm
Define controversial and sensitive D. Fetterolf  1/6/14  4:14 pm
Pass Amendment! teacher  1/6/14  4:46 pm
Reject the proposed amendment De Fehrenbach, Newport News Public Schools  1/6/14  4:47 pm
reject the amendment Teresa Tyler-parent, teacher, concerned citizen  1/6/14  5:18 pm
Recommendations for VBOE re Controversial/Sensitive Materials Alan Clune, concerned citizen  1/6/14  5:19 pm
Good intentions, but too vague Melissa Nelson, Teacher at Powhatan County Schools  1/6/14  6:36 pm
don't codify censorship VA school system alum  1/6/14  6:47 pm
Reject this amendment. Honor Zalewski, Librarian and Parent  1/6/14  8:12 pm
[8 VAC 20 ? 720] Rona Pavlo, Albemarle High School Teacher  1/6/14  9:09 pm
Reject based on vague terminology Heather Balsley NBCT, Roanoke County Public Schools  1/6/14  9:22 pm
What will be considered sensitive? Stacey Shaddix Newport News School Division  1/7/14  8:44 am
Impossible Task - Problematic Outcomes Lynn McNally  1/7/14  9:14 am
Please reject -- vague terminology will stray from intent Linda Miller, Teacher, PWCS  1/7/14  9:55 am
What is sensitive? / Opening the mind of students Chris Reilly  1/7/14  10:42 am
Opposed for many reasons Melissa Rollosson  1/7/14  11:01 am
Please Reject This Amendment! Teacher  1/7/14  11:16 am
Please reject High School English Teacher  1/7/14  11:58 am
Sensitive Materials/Supervisor of English, Reading, and Performing Arts Amy Hall, Frederick County Public Schools  1/7/14  1:29 pm
NOTIFICATION TO PARENTS Charles Mann, Grandparent  1/7/14  2:30 pm
Would Shakespeare disappear from our schools? A Teacher  1/7/14  3:20 pm
Subjectivity should not be regulated Kelly Kroese, School Librarian  1/7/14  3:51 pm
Reject this amendment Laura Cvitanovich  1/7/14  4:43 pm
Reject Change in Regulations Charlotte Wellen, Albemarle County Public Schools  1/7/14  5:13 pm
Amendment expands educational freedom Student  1/7/14  5:13 pm
Reject this vague regulation Nadean Moore, Parent and educator  1/8/14  9:47 am
This must pass Gene Vest, Potomac Middle School  1/8/14  10:29 am
Increasing disparity among students Karen Swortzel, Alleghany High School  1/8/14  12:43 pm
Reject this Amendment Michele Menapace, parent in Fairfax County  1/8/14  2:52 pm
Salivating Ministers of Truth W Whited, Prince George County Schools  1/8/14  2:57 pm
Reject this Amendment Destiny Burns, Citizen and Parent  1/8/14  3:40 pm
Reject this amendment Carol Evans, English Teacher  1/8/14  4:12 pm
Reject this amendment Carrie Honaker, Hidden Valley High School  1/8/14  8:19 pm
Parents have the right to be notified Thomas neviaser  1/8/14  10:03 pm
Why Approve this Amendment? Student at South County High School  1/8/14  10:23 pm
Support Amendment/Mirrors FLE Elizabeth Clarke  1/9/14  6:50 am
Parents have a right to know and determine what their children are taught. concerned parent  1/9/14  7:16 am
Reject this Muhammad .S  1/9/14  10:42 am
Support This Amendment Chester Griffin  1/9/14  11:36 am
Reject this Ammendment Christina Gonzalez, Instructional Specialist, Newport News  1/9/14  2:47 pm
Please reject! Pete Schumacher  1/9/14  4:43 pm
Reject this amendment! Kimber Pennington  1/9/14  5:41 pm
Support Amendment Concerned Citizen and Retired Teacher  1/9/14  8:17 pm
Parents have a right to know and determine what their children are taught. MichaEl Hirsch  1/9/14  8:38 pm
Parents have rights Dr. A. E. Wright  1/9/14  9:23 pm
Support amendments to the regulations to address the use of sensitive or controversial materials Susan Pehrsson  1/9/14  10:31 pm
Controversy is unavoidable Scott Laske, English teacher in Newport News Public Schools  1/10/14  3:04 am
Written works prepare students for the real world. Linden Barrick, St. Clare Walker Middle School  1/10/14  7:53 am
SUPPORT AMENDMENT--HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARD NEED NOT INCLUDE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS Honors English Teacher  1/10/14  8:14 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. parent  1/10/14  9:07 am
Amendment to the Regulations Establishing Standards for Public Schools William F. Finocchio  1/10/14  9:40 am
I support the amendment Leah Durant, concerned citizen  1/10/14  10:56 am
I oppose the amendment L Hill  1/10/14  12:56 pm
Let's just ban all books Steve Barham, LCPS Teacher  1/10/14  3:23 pm
Support Amendment Kristin Zauel, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist  1/10/14  3:56 pm
BOE-Sensitive Instructional Materials Marilyn Gilbert  1/10/14  11:25 pm
Support for Amendment Orene McKenzBlumie  1/11/14  10:11 am
Support this amendment Fairfax County Parent  1/11/14  10:13 am
Support this change/amendment Phil Roberts  1/11/14  11:05 am
I support parental notification of sensitive materials. Marco mattioli / http://www.mg-evo.eu  1/11/14  11:07 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Ffx County Parent  1/11/14  11:19 am
I SUPPORT Parental rights over any Fairfax County Parent  1/11/14  11:37 am
I absolutely support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Bob  1/11/14  11:44 am
Support Fairfax Grandparent  1/11/14  11:49 am
I support the Amendment Loretta  1/11/14  12:23 pm
Board of Education Amendment Grandparent  1/11/14  12:38 pm
English lit should uplift, not debase, our society. I support the BofE's proposed amendment. Pehr H. Pehrsson  1/11/14  1:00 pm
Protect our kids from inappropriate content! Nancy Aldrich  1/11/14  1:13 pm
Filth in Books Tom Curtin, Citizen  1/11/14  1:36 pm
Regulatory Action/Stage Herb Greene, Sensible Citizen  1/11/14  2:16 pm
Pass the Amendment, Please! Herb Greene  1/11/14  2:18 pm
Support for the Amendment Bob  1/11/14  2:21 pm
Support advance parental notification and opt out options W. D. Stanley  1/11/14  2:23 pm
I support the Board's Amendment! Fairfac county parent  1/11/14  3:01 pm
Parental rights Diane Sinclair, a parent  1/11/14  4:26 pm
Support the BOE amendment to the regulation Deb  1/11/14  4:33 pm
Advance Notification to Parents and Opt Out Jane A.Quill  1/11/14  4:54 pm
Children's reading material Gigi Hill  1/11/14  7:00 pm
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Barbara Cummings  1/11/14  7:11 pm
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Keith Meurlin  1/11/14  7:14 pm
Support of laws to protect the children from the filth of our society. Katherine Garza  1/11/14  9:18 pm
Parental Notification When Sexually Explicit Materials Are Used in the Classroom Victoria DeLacy  1/11/14  9:19 pm
Parents should be able to opt out of objectionable materials Pete quell  1/11/14  9:21 pm
Support for Board of Education's proposed regulations Edith Haselwood  1/11/14  9:24 pm
Board of Education's Responsibility Lawrence Roller, retired educator  1/11/14  9:37 pm
Amendments to 8 VAC 20-720-160. Instructional materials. Cheryl Loden  1/11/14  9:41 pm
Parental notification about explicit reading material Mary Mack  1/11/14  9:43 pm
schoolboard notification to parents pat hutchison  1/11/14  9:49 pm
Guard our children Bill Schwartz  1/11/14  9:53 pm
Support for amendment Connie Youngman,parent  1/11/14  9:54 pm
Need parental notification for sexually-explicit material Bruce Simms  1/11/14  10:03 pm
Proposed regulations for parental notification of sexually explicit material Martha Blau  1/11/14  10:06 pm
Parents have a right to know and decline Sheryl Smith, concerned citizen  1/11/14  10:10 pm
Parental Notification Donna Lee Wilson  1/11/14  10:10 pm
Parental Notification Donna Lee Wilson  1/11/14  10:13 pm
In Support of Parent Notification Linda Miller  1/11/14  10:26 pm
Parental notification about sexual content in readings Hector Falcon, Worldview Leadership Institute  1/11/14  10:36 pm
Parental Notification Charles Perkins  1/11/14  10:39 pm
I support this regulation. It makes total sense to inform parents when such materials are used. Jeff Evans, parent  1/11/14  10:44 pm
Classic Literature Ann Woods  1/11/14  10:56 pm
In favor of regulations that require parental notification of sexual or violent materials in class Earl Bennett, Treasurer, Novum Baptist Church  1/11/14  11:00 pm
Parents should always have knowledge of all materials taught and given to their children. Thank you. Barbara Remington  1/11/14  11:02 pm
Parental oversight and Sensitive Material in the classroom Tom Carnahan, grandparent of 7  1/11/14  11:13 pm
Support Regulations for Parental Notification for Sexually-Explicit Curriculum Diane Reynolds  1/11/14  11:13 pm
I support parental notification Gary, grandparent  1/11/14  11:27 pm
Reading in AP Classes Stephen McPherson  1/11/14  11:50 pm
Parental Notification Diane Carnahan  1/12/14  12:00 am
Support for parental notification Mark R. Matney  1/12/14  12:39 am
Parents Should Be Notified Ben Faust  1/12/14  12:51 am
Manditory Parental Notification Dr. Ronald and Terry Haden  1/12/14  1:12 am
I support the ammendment Bonnie Burkhardt  1/12/14  2:14 am
Strongly support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Alma Jackson, Concerned Parent and Citizen  1/12/14  4:09 am
Strongly support amendment re: parental notification Janet Phillips, grandparent,  1/12/14  4:32 am
I support this common-sense regulation Brian Mazanec  1/12/14  4:51 am
support of creating regulations to address the parental notification and use of sensitive, sexually- Trey Woody, Parent  1/12/14  5:14 am
We support parents being notified Vic and Suebee Ransom  1/12/14  5:33 am
I strongly support Regulatory Action! Ksthleen Peaks  1/12/14  5:57 am
Support Parental Notification and teaching alternative books Chris Kelly  1/12/14  7:40 am
Amendment to regulation Karen Budd  1/12/14  8:12 am
Parental notification of sexual explicit curriculums Stephen Reynolds  1/12/14  8:23 am
For parental notification and alternative opportunities in Virginia Education James K Disney, Citizen  1/12/14  8:25 am
Parents Should be Notified Jeff Dean  1/12/14  8:26 am
Parental notification John Weibley  1/12/14  8:28 am
I support Regulatory Action Pennington  1/12/14  8:39 am
Support parental notification, opt out, and teaching of alternative books Rogers and Joyce Brooks, parents and taxpayers  1/12/14  8:49 am
Support Parental Notification of Sexual/Sensitive topic in schools Monica Cameron  1/12/14  8:56 am
Support amendment na  1/12/14  8:59 am
Strongly support Mary Beth Williams, parent of 5  1/12/14  9:10 am
Father 2 daughters in High School Bryan Keith Franklin County Para Pro Special Teacher  1/12/14  9:32 am
I support parental notification of sexual materials used in our schools. Donna falls  1/12/14  9:52 am
parental notification, opt out, and teaching of alternative books Ruth Ku  1/12/14  10:06 am
Proposed amendments to regulations governing local schools Christopher Cummings  1/12/14  10:47 am
I fully support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Teiro Cuccinelli  1/12/14  11:56 am
Freshman English Tami Woerl  1/12/14  12:07 pm
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Donna Hamilton  1/12/14  12:45 pm
Parental Notification of Sexually Explicit Classroom/ Homework Material Thomas Morr  1/12/14  1:48 pm
parent notification Margaret Dennis  1/12/14  2:13 pm
Parental Concerns re. Questionable Content Brian Powell  1/12/14  2:20 pm
Sexually explicit materials in school Nicole Mayor  1/12/14  2:25 pm
Teachers and School Boards are not Parents Rebecca Ellis, Attorney and Educator with the ACPS  1/12/14  2:30 pm
Support amendment Kathy Vestermark  1/12/14  2:45 pm
in definite support of creating regulations Cynthia Hellman, parent  1/12/14  2:59 pm
parental notification of sexually explicit reading materials being used in the classroom Yvonne Laffoon  1/12/14  3:20 pm
Parental Notification Ernestine Scott  1/12/14  3:35 pm
Proposed action seems reasonable Michael Lane, Citizen of Virginia  1/12/14  3:40 pm
Support proposed amendment    1/12/14  4:03 pm
Proposed requirement for parental notification Werner Lind  1/12/14  4:03 pm
Support proposed regulations Earl & Ellie Gudeman  1/12/14  4:04 pm
 I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation Marta Delacre Saltus, parent  1/12/14  4:12 pm
Support amendment D Elmore  1/12/14  4:36 pm
Full support of the amendments in favor of parental notification and opting-out Bradley Saltus  1/12/14  4:39 pm
Parental notification by schools before use of sensitive, sexually-explicit material in classroom. Mary Rephlo  1/12/14  5:08 pm
support regulations Ted Ku  1/12/14  5:37 pm
Please reject this proposal Lois Erickson, retired teacher  1/12/14  6:02 pm
i support. geovany alvarez  1/12/14  6:28 pm
Amendment support m hanrahan  1/12/14  6:59 pm
Please support the ammendment re parental notification Susan Huber  1/12/14  7:31 pm
Support of Amendment julie mantooth  1/12/14  7:44 pm
I support the amendment JoEllen Murphy, mother of 5 school aged children  1/12/14  8:00 pm
Parents must be notified in advance about graphic, salacious reading assignments Robin Maas, private citizen  1/12/14  8:19 pm
I strongly support the Board of Education's amendment. Gina Gavin, mother  1/12/14  8:32 pm
YES-I absolutely support the regulation re: parental notification Barbara DeWolf, private citizen  1/12/14  8:34 pm
Support parent notification and an opt-out option. Mai Chi  1/12/14  8:45 pm
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Angela Smith  1/12/14  9:06 pm
Support Parental Notification of Sexually Explicit Classroom Materials and Homework Assignments Parent and Henrico County Taxpayer  1/12/14  9:07 pm
I support regulations 100%!!! Tim Rowley  1/12/14  9:13 pm
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Christa Hurley  1/12/14  9:16 pm
Parental notification Diane Mantos  1/12/14  9:23 pm
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. James Luehrs  1/12/14  9:24 pm
Recommend parental notifications of literature chosen John Morrison  1/12/14  9:24 pm
Wholesome Educational Materials Judy Pollock  1/12/14  9:32 pm
Wholesome Educational Materials Judy Pollock  1/12/14  9:32 pm
Yes to amendment BettyJo Lash  1/12/14  9:37 pm
Reading Material Wanda Newcomb  1/12/14  9:38 pm
Please don't burden teachers with more paperwork! Dorene Jorgensen, Chesterfield County Public Schools  1/12/14  9:45 pm
I support the amendment Susan Baumert, Ph.D., Holy Family Montessori, LLC  1/12/14  9:47 pm
Parents have a right to keep their kids from exposure to harmful materials. L Olson  1/12/14  9:56 pm
parents should be notified Karen Oliver  1/12/14  10:00 pm
Support amendment Beth Berger  1/12/14  10:08 pm
Support the Board of Education agreement. Anne Haislmaier  1/12/14  10:08 pm
Required Works of Literature Dorothea Ku-DiPietro  1/12/14  10:25 pm
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Marianne Sanders  1/12/14  10:41 pm
Support of the proposed ammendment to the Education Regulations Charles Michael Garverick, Parent, Grandparent  1/12/14  10:53 pm
Parents Must Be Notified Diane Auclair  1/12/14  11:47 pm
Sexually explicit materials are not appropriate in any K-12 classroom ! Sergio Romero  1/13/14  12:13 am
I support the amendment to the regulation. Julia Deitering  1/13/14  5:24 am
I support regulations on parental notification & opt-out of sexually graphic, explicit materials Mark Calabrese husband, father of two, and taxpayer  1/13/14  5:41 am
Proposed Amendment Regarding Parental Notification of Sensitive and Sexually-Explicit Material James Park  1/13/14  7:01 am
Board of Education Parental Notification Liz Hildebrand  1/13/14  7:19 am
Additional and unnecessary regulation Karyn Doran  1/13/14  7:32 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Lisa Ciola  1/13/14  7:49 am
Support of parent notification and opt out. Martha Peter  1/13/14  8:11 am
Amendments Regarding Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials Karen Caravas  1/13/14  8:21 am
I support this amendment - parents should be notified Theresa Talavera  1/13/14  8:25 am
I support parent notification rules for schools Mike Wolfe  1/13/14  8:30 am
Board of Education parental notification for sexually explicit materials being taught in school Suzanne Kosten  1/13/14  8:30 am
Board of Education's Amendment!! Meg Miller  1/13/14  8:30 am
Infringement of First Amendment Rights Roberta Rosenberg  1/13/14  8:38 am
Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions (8 VAC 20-720) Anne Pennypacker  1/13/14  8:45 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Megan Kelly  1/13/14  8:59 am
a local decision Doug Stewart  1/13/14  9:00 am
SUPPORT AMENDMENT Attorney  1/13/14  9:09 am
I support maximum parental involvement in the public school curriculum Gary Porter  1/13/14  9:10 am
Parental Notification Amendment Marilyn Rainville  1/13/14  9:13 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment. Cara Cook  1/13/14  9:17 am
Strongly In Favor of Parental Notification Linda Atkinson  1/13/14  9:17 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation Hilary Towers  1/13/14  9:28 am
Sensitive Materials in the classroom Carl Bache, Chesterfield County Public Schools  1/13/14  9:30 am
: I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Mary Klein  1/13/14  9:33 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment Julie Maimone  1/13/14  9:33 am
VA taxpayer, 4 children, I support this amendment. Dave Cook  1/13/14  9:34 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Katherine Lewis  1/13/14  9:37 am
A little common sense please: Support the Amendment! Dr. Thomas Farr, Director, Religious Freedom Project, Georgetown University  1/13/14  9:38 am
support Heidi Barton  1/13/14  9:40 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. KristinGomez - mother of 6  1/13/14  9:44 am
I support the amendment Isabel McKenna, parent  1/13/14  9:49 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation Mary Heisler, parent  1/13/14  10:15 am
Parents should be made aware of "sexually explicit" or "controversial" material - Support Amendment Cathy Marshall  1/13/14  10:16 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Maria Cunningham  1/13/14  10:18 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Kelley Witter  1/13/14  10:19 am
I support the ammendment Amy Phillips  1/13/14  10:24 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Laura Burke  1/13/14  10:28 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Carol Joannides  1/13/14  10:30 am
Support the Amendment on Obscene Materials in Schools Kathryn Weber  1/13/14  10:30 am
board of ed amendment Susan Nekoba  1/13/14  10:33 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Cathy Tulloch, Parent  1/13/14  10:33 am
Support parental notification Revell Phillips  1/13/14  10:35 am
I support notification Beth Turner, parent and former Fairfax County High School student  1/13/14  10:37 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation Brian Kosa  1/13/14  10:42 am
Please support Emily Wood  1/13/14  10:45 am
Suport of Parental Notification on Questionable Literature Kristina Picha  1/13/14  10:45 am
I Support the Amendment for Parental Notification Melissa Fowler  1/13/14  10:46 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation Roberto Picha  1/13/14  10:53 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation to prevent social engineering Elsa Rose Hoffmann  1/13/14  10:56 am
I support the ammendment. DEborah Hill  1/13/14  10:59 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Kristen Johnson  1/13/14  10:59 am
Notify parents so there can be fruitful discussion at home Jeanette Ryan Murphy  1/13/14  10:59 am
Reject the policy on grounds that it be dealt with locally. James L. Owens, Current English 12 Teacher  1/13/14  11:05 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. C Rushing  1/13/14  11:05 am
I support parents involvement in their childrens' sexual education. Van C. Stephenson  1/13/14  11:05 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Marie Lej  1/13/14  11:06 am
I support this amendment! C. D. Wood  1/13/14  11:09 am
Proposed Regulatory Amendment Carol Wolfe  1/13/14  11:24 am
I support the amendment to the regulation. Jonathan Matzinger Lash  1/13/14  11:28 am
Reject the amendment Kelly McCoig-Smith, Newport News Public Schools  1/13/14  11:36 am
I wholehearted support this amendment!!! Kimberly Tran  1/13/14  11:41 am
Board of Education's Amendment Marianne Homan  1/13/14  11:42 am
Geeze! These type of shenanigans make me consider homeschooling! Angela Kennedy  1/13/14  11:47 am
I support the amendment to notify parents. Jeanne Kuecks, Parent  1/13/14  11:50 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Helen Dickey  1/13/14  11:51 am
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation Chris Dominick  1/13/14  11:52 am
Have some Parental RESPONSIBILITY PEOPLE!!! A Garnett Parent  1/13/14  11:52 am
COMPLETELY Support the Amendment DUHHHHHH Parent With Common Sense  1/13/14  12:11 pm
Support The Board of Education's Amendment Vitkovitsky Roman  1/13/14  12:14 pm
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Sara Watson  1/13/14  12:16 pm
I suppose the proposed action G. Andrew Duthie  1/13/14  12:17 pm
I support the Board of Education amendment to the regulation. Marie Buonforte  1/13/14  12:19 pm
I support the amendment Mary Pocock  1/13/14  12:26 pm
I support the parental notification amendment. Langley high school parent  1/13/14  12:28 pm
I support the amendment Harry  1/13/14  12:33 pm
Proposed Regulation Diane Harvey  1/13/14  12:34 pm
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Wendy Burdette  1/13/14  12:43 pm
Parental Notification for Graphic Materials in VA schools Michael Mondoro  1/13/14  12:52 pm
Parents have a right to know Joseph Lynem  1/13/14  12:56 pm
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Merry Brooke Butz  1/13/14  1:13 pm
Oppose the Amendment Raymond Williams  1/13/14  1:17 pm
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation Michelle Fleury  1/13/14  1:20 pm
Parental Notification Jocelyn Sheedy  1/13/14  1:22 pm
I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation. Krista Hart  1/13/14  1:32 pm
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