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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1/5/14  8:54 am
Commenter: Michelle Davis, Page Middle School

Proposal Does Not Bar Students From Alternative Texts/ Proposal Contained in Comment
Please read the proposed changes before commenting.   The section "Alternatives" contains the proposal.   In bold below are the proposed additions to this section. (\TownHall\docroot\93\4100\6796\AgencyStatement_DOE_6796_v1.pdf )
1. The learning objectives developed in accordance with the provisions of 8 VAC 20-131-70 to be 
achieved at their child's grade level; or, in high school, a copy of the syllabus for each of their 
child's courses, including a notice to parents about any sensitive or sexually explicit materials that 
may be included in the course, the textbook, or any supplemental instructional materials; and a 
copy of the school division promotion, retention, and remediation policies; 
I have already submited my opinion on this topic, but from reading others' comments, it sounded like some people did not have access to the primary document.
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