RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia lawmakers will consider a measure Tuesday that will affect parents and their children. House Bill 1366 would change state guidelines pertaining to sex offenders on school property. The measure is aimed at limiting school access for parents who are sex offenders and want to visit their child’s school.
Under current state law, registered sex offenders are allowed on school campuses if their children goes to the school and their visit is cleared with the school superintendent. However, a bill introduced by Delegate Jeff Campbell (R-Marion) would change that.
Under Campbell’s bill, other parents with children at the school would be allowed to weigh in on whether or not registered sex offenders would have access to their children while on school grounds. Campbell’s bill would require all sex offenders to have a hearing before being granted access to schools. Full Article (with poll)