The District possesses significant discretion to determine the
content of its school libraries. The District must, however, exercise its discretion in a
manner consistent with the First Amendment.
Students’ First Amendment rights are implicated by the removal
of books from the shelves of a school library. The District shall not remove materials from a library for
the purpose of denying students access to ideas with which the District
disagrees. The District may remove
materials because they are pervasively vulgar or based solely upon the
educational suitability of the books in question.
Bd. of Educ. v. Pico , 457 U.S. 853 (1982)
A parent of a District student, any employee, or any District
resident may formally challenge an instructional resource used in the
District’s educational program on the basis of appropriateness.
The process and procedure to challenge instructional materials is provided in Board Policy EP(Local)