District now requiring teachers to get approval for guest speakers

Pine View School Institutes New Guest Speaker Policy

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The Sarasota County School District is strengthening their community speaker policy.

This comes down following the controversy that took place after last November Pine View School students were shown a video from Planned Parenthood to seniors that show heterosexual and same-sex couple interaction. The Sarasota County School District says the video, which came from the Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, had not been approved.

The district later deemed the video “unsuitable" and will now require teachers to get formal approval from their administrator before guest speakers can meet with students.

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