New policies due to the Fayetteville challenge.


The review was ordered following a strenuous debate over the content of certain books in school libraries. Parent Laurie Taylor had asked that the district restrict student access to books with sexually explicit content by placing them on a restricted access shelf.


This provides the opportunity for parents to review and be aware of new books, Cromwell said. If a parent finds a book objectionable, they can ask the school librarian put them on a “do not allow list” that would prevent their child from checking it out.

Under the policy, parents can request that their children not be allowed to check out specific books. Also, they can request that the child not be allowed to check out books from other libraries using interlibrary loan without parental consent.