The Superior School Board on Monday rejected a request to remove a book from elementary school libraries.
The subject of the complaint was the book "Emma and Meesha My Boy," by Kaitlyn Considine. The picture book tells the story of young girl and her two mothers.
Public complaints are governed by school district policy 9130. The policy states, in part, that "no challenged material may be removed solely because it presents ideas that may be unpopular or offensive to some."
When "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" was removed from the shelves of the Sussex Central High School library this fall, the community was split in its response.
A committee formed to evaluate the complaint disagreed with [Board President] Bireley, deciding the book should remain in the library, and the district's superintendent signed off on the decision as well. Bireley appealed that decision, and the issue was placed on the agenda for the December board meeting, drawing public comments from both sides of the issue.
But then that item was tabled to executive session.
Ultimately, Bireley emerged from the session saying he had withdrawn his appeal, eliminating the need for a discussion. The book is now back on the shelf.