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  9:57 pm
Commenter: G. Beecher


I support  the proposed ammendment regarding sensitive or controversial instructional material.  I am a parent of a former and a current student in the public school system.  I have diligently attended every parent / teacher night, read every syllabus given, and have read many of the assigned books. Not once has the "opt out" option been mentioned by a teacher or included in the syllabus.  Not once has a notice of sexually explicit material been given.  Everytime the Family Life education content is taught I am thoroughly informed and asked for my consent.  Sexually explicit language or situations are "possibly harmful or offensive" when discussed on a basic level of sex education but are not so when included in other curricular subjects?  

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