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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1/9/14  8:17 pm
Commenter: Concerned Citizen and Retired Teacher

Support Amendment

This amendment is entirely rational and reflects impressible policy, as well as sensitivity to parental concerns about what is being taught to their children in the classroom.  I am in support of:

*advance parental notification of sensitive material

*identification of books containing sensitive material

*alternate books

*providing opt-out options for students who do not wish to be present in the classroom when discussions on sensitive topics may take place



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