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Va. set to finalize rules on ‘sexually explicit material’ in schools

Virginia schools will soon receive guidelines for alerting parents about “sexually explicit material” in their students’ curriculums. But some student activists are demanding revisions that they argue are necessary to protect LGBTQ individuals. The model guidelines offer a vague set of rules, sorted by grade level, which appear to apply television maturity ratings to lesson plans. The Education Department is developing the guidelines in compliance with a law, signed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin in April, that mandates schools statewide must inform parents of any ‘seually explicit’ material’ in instructional materials. It is unclear what exactly might count as sexually explicit content under the new law, given the guidelines provide no examples — but the list seems likely to include items such as sex education class materials or graphic scenes in novels

Pyle: Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow "is in receipt of the letter and is appreciative of the students’