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May 2, 2022

Fauquier parents can review K-8 science textbooks over the next week

Teachers, administrators and families will be allowed this week and next to review the kindergarten through 8th grade science textbooks and resources recommended for adoption, according to Fauquier County Public Schools officials.

The school system is letting interested parties view the materials by visiting the library and media services office located in Central Complex Building A at 430 E. Shirley Ave. anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on any of the following days:

-Wednesday, May 4
-Thursday, May 5
-Friday, May 6
-Monday, May 9
-Tuesday, May 10

Anyone with questions about the resources or who wants to schedule a review outside of the times listed may contact Linda Correll, instructional supervisor for science, health and physical education, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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rearendswan · May 10, 2022 at 10:27 am
Teachers, administrators and families will be allowed this week and next to review the kindergarten through 8th grade science textbooks and resources recommended for adoption, according to Fauquier County Public Schools officials: super mario bros.
Irish5632 · May 8, 2022 at 9:22 am
Unfortunately Bonne C., this is the reality that we live in today and telling other to "GROW UP PEOPLE" in an effort to intimidate them from reviewing the textbooks isn't exactly a grown up thing to do. And your opinion of those of us that unfortunately feel it necessary to review these textbooks as not having grown up "beautifully and intelligently" is worse yet. And quite the contrary, our children will indeed grow up BETTER for us having taken an interest in what is being put into their minds while we work to support a great life for them. The world is a different place from when I grew up and what I have seen being put forth in the school systems in other counties (not ours yet that I'm aware of fortunately, thus the reason for the review) both nationally and even locally is not what I intend for our children to be subjected to. Unfortunately, your comments along with many, many others in the public has intimidated far too many parents from becoming involved. There are far too many people with agendas: political, social or otherwise that sit on the boards that produce these textbooks with the intent of pushing those agendas through the public education system (e.g. textbooks as one example) that unfortunately now we parents have no choice but to take additional time from our very busy schedules and get involved. I'd be very happy to discuss with you in person or over the phone if you would like as well, but I certainly won't allow yours' or others' comments to intimidate me or fellow parents into not responding by being involved in our children's lives. The time to be intimidated by these kinds of public postings has passed and the time to focus on what our children are being taught without fear of intimidation for standing up for our children is most certainly here.
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Tom LaHaye · May 2, 2022 at 7:47 pm
Interesting. I often tell the story how, at parents' night for my son's eighth grade GT science class at Taylor Middle School, the teacher explained that the textbooks would not be distributed but rather retained in the classroom as an as-needed resource. I'm not sure what content she didn't want inquisitive children reading on their own. Evolution perhaps? Human sexuality (or even anatomy)? My primary thought was "This is a gifted and talented class? Really?"
Ladybugxing · May 2, 2022 at 5:45 pm
It’s nice to see FCPS hasn’t changed. I reviewed textbooks way back when.
Bonnie C. · May 2, 2022 at 4:53 pm
This is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. GROW UP PEOPLE!!! I'd love to be able to say that all of you grew up beautifully & intelligently without your parents vetting your textbooks, but apparently that's not true. How sad. And sadder still is how your children will suffer because of your interference.
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