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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1/13/14  1:32 pm
Commenter: Krista Hart

I support the Board of Education's amendment to the regulation.

I support the ammendment to the regulation.  I currently choose to homeschool, but am open to placing my children in public school in the future.  However, required reading that includes such graphic material, certainly does not encourage me to continue considering this as a future option for my children.  As adults, parents, and educators, we have a responsibility to educate children in a safe enviornment and protect minors from inappropriate material.  Even as an adult, I would find this material difficult to read.  Please take whatever measures necessary to protect minors in our school systems from being subject to this kind of material.

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