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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12/19/13  3:22 pm
Commenter: Ken Schiffer, Heritage High School

Notification to parents of sensitive and sexually explicit material in the schools

Reject. While "sexually explicit" material is relatively well-defined, "sensitive material" is dependent upon each individual. For example, the topic of "suicide' might be sensitive to one student or parent but not to another. And if a topic is "sensitive" to one person in the class, does that mean it cannot be discussed? To enact this there must be an ability to define in and to determine what to do if the minority of the class or parents do not want it presented.

CommentID: 29737