Following concerns of the showing of R-Rated movie clips in classes, JISD administration amended the visual media rules and regulations.
During the June board meeting, trustees expressed concern after a instructor from Jacksonville High School used clips from “Slumdog Millionaire” during a classroom discussion of poverty.
In previous years R-Rated clips needed principal approval before the movie could be shown in class, said assistant superintendent of instruction and curriculum Judy Terry.
Parent approval was also needed for a student to view the Rated R clips in class. Board member Blaine Verhelle said if a parent denied a student permission to see the movie, teasing could occur for that student.
“I'm not saying it happens often, but students could easily forge a parents signature so they wouldn't be teased,” he said.
Board members said although the move was timely, there were other movies with lesser ratings that could demonstrate the message of poverty.
Board members asked, “if it needs approval, should we even be showing them?”
Following the discussion, administrators re-evaluated the visual media requirements and removed the allowance of Rated R move clips in class.
Movie clips with ratings G, PG and PG-13 are still allowed with principal permission. Instructors must fill out a form and submit it to the principal for approval.
On the form the instructor was state if the entire piece, half or best clip will be shown in class. A maximum of 20 minutes of the movie is allowed daily.
“After re-evaluating the staff decided Rated R move clips do not need to be shown in class,” Terry said.
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