A Politician Keeps His Word!

Remember how Mr. Youngkin raised his opponent’s contempt for parents to good effect in the Virginia gubernatorial election.

Yes, Virginia, There IS Hope…. .

Virginia Republican Glenn Youngkin

Sometimes, what is said on the campaign trail is fast forgotten.

But Governor Youngkin and his party have shown they care, shaming the Democrats, only two of whom supported a sensible reform.

The majority-Democrat chamber approved the legislation, SB 656, in a 20-18 vote Wednesday. Two Democrats, Sens. Lynwood Lewis and Monty Mason, joined Republicans to pass the bill. Republican Sen. Mark Obenshain did not vote.

SB 656 requires public schools to notify parents of any instructional material that includes sexually explicit content and allow parents to review it. The legislation also requires schools to provide alternative, non-explicit material to any student upon a parent’s request.

The bill tasks Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) with developing model policies on parental notification for school boards by no later than July.

“Each school board shall adopt policies that are consistent with but may be more comprehensive than the model policies developed by the Department,” according to the bill.

School boards have until January 1, 2023 to implement the new policies.