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Procedures to Challenge Library Materials


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. Board Policy EP(Local)