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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1/14/14  3:50 pm
Commenter: Dale Underwood

Support for proposed amendment of 8 VAC 20-131-270

I fully support the proposed amendment to the state regulations establishing standards at 8 VAC 20-131-270 for public schools in  Virginia.

With all the excellent literature available as a resource for instruction, it is sad that a school board would find it necessary to use such material for "educating" students in their charge.

Including such 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 for the material is the least a school system board should be required to provide to parents.
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