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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12/18/13  3:48 pm
Commenter: Moody Middle School, English Department

Subjective Regulations Cause Legal Expense and Challenges

Department of Education, State of VA

When writing wishes, instead of clear expectations and directives, for teachers, legal challenges will ensue.  This will cost valuable educational budget money, cause unnecessary distrations to the educational process, and damaging the important trust and partnership between students, their parents and teachers. In the end you are left with stress and frustration for all concerned as well as wasted money, time and energy, that could have been spent creating, assisting and YES... TEACHING. 

Lisa MacDougall, M.Ed.

Reading and English Teacher

Moody Middle School

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