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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 7-12


Complaints from the Public: Challenged/Controversial Materials

The School Board believes that the School Division should be responsive to inquiries from the community regarding instructional materials used in the schools. To meet this responsibility, the School Board directs the Superintendent to establish procedures whereby complaints by parents/legal guardians or citizens of the School Division regarding specific books, publications or materials used by or presented to the students may be processed in an orderly manner.

Editor's Note:

Procedures for selecting and evaluating materials are established at School Board Policy 6-61 and any implementing regulations.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-238, as amended. Approval of textbooks and appliances; decodability.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-207.2, as amended. Right of parents to review certain materials; summaries distributed.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-253.13:7, as amended. Standard 7. School board policies.

Virginia Department of Education Regulation, 8 VAC 20-170-160, as amended. Instructional materials.

Virginia Department of Education Regulation, 8 VAC 20-131-270, as amended. School and community communications.

Adopted by School Board: October 17, 1989
Amended by School Board: October 20, 1995
Amended by School Board: May 9, 2006
Amended by School Board: August 19, 2014