The Keller Independent School District Board of Trustees last week passed policies that set new standards for how books and other instructional materials are selected for schools, including giving books a 30-day public review before buying them by libraries and removing them. challenged materials from the shelves as they are judged.
“All books in Tuesday’s email have been included in Keller ISD’s Book Challenge list for the past year. Books that meet the new guidelines will be returned to libraries once they’re confirmed to comply with the new policy,” said the spokesman. statement said.
The group may also decide to limit the use of the material to certain grades or students who receive parental consent.
The new policy for library and teaching materials was unanimously approved by the board of directors on August 8. The decision came as discussions about school library books and curricula have become major issues across the country.
“We are very pleased that our new inevitable school board has made these changes,” said a speaker during the public comment portion of the Aug. 8 Keller school board meeting. “This is just the beginning, I hope.”
“The whole situation reflects trends across the country toward education censorship, a recipe for boring schools and education with the lowest common denominator. This directive from Keller ISD should be repealed immediately, Friedman said.
Wednesday is the first day of school for the district.