Challenge update: Perks of Being a Wallflower, in Wallingford, CT.
From the Record-Journal:
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” will return to the freshman English curriculum at Lyman Hall and Sheehan high schools after a committee decided Friday to reinstate the coming-of-age novel at the request of a local parent, according to Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Shawn Parkhurst.
The committee met Friday morning with Holly Lafond, a parent who made a request in March to reinstate the novel after it was initially removed from the curriculum in February at the request of Board of Education member Jean-Pierre Bolat.
“I’m glad the committee made the decision to put the book back in the curriculum,” Lafond said Friday. “I’m a little saddened that it can’t be used for the rest of the year, but I’m hopeful and grateful that future freshman can use the book if it’s in the curriculum to discuss the topics.”