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  10:17 pm
Commenter: Jess Rivera

Support Policy

There is no literary product, scientific fact or finding, writing requirement, or mathematical process that could not be completed unless a student is exposed objectionable, offensive, controversial, profane or sexually explicit materials.  However, if the Board of Education feels that it should not limit the Academic Freedom of the teacher to use such materials, neither should it limit the Academic Freedom of the student and/or the student's parents to refuse them.

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