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  10:31 pm
Commenter: Susan Pehrsson

Support amendments to the regulations to address the use of sensitive or controversial materials

Parents have the right to know what materials are being taught in the classroom.Parents know their children best and should be in partnership with the teachers. It is appropriate for the schools to follow the FLE guidelines in all the classrooms

I support advance parental notificationof sensitive materials as clearly defined in the FLE guidelines; identification of the books containing the sensitive materials as defined by the FLE guidelines; and a clear Opt-Out policy for students that would prefer to read an alternative selection.   


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