[library-media] District review policy

Laurel Harris laurel.harris at jordan.k12.ut.us
Fri Nov 9 07:53:16 MST 2007

Jordan District has a policy in place.  It may be read in it's  
entirety at http://www.jordandistrict.org/policymanual/p.php?id=107

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guides the  
Jordan School District library media centers in both selection of  
materials and review of challenged materials.  The First Amendment  
states:  “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of  
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the  
freedom of speech or of the press...”  The steps requesting a book be  
removed are spelled out.  I believe this book would meet the criteria  
to remain on the shelf.
Check ALA's web site.  The courts have pretty much held that books  
cannot be removed because an individual requests it.  Their attitude  
if you don't like the book, don't read it.

Laurel Harris,
Library Media Specialist
Jordan High School
95 East Beetdigger Boulevard
Sandy, UT 84070-3633

(801 )256-5553    FAX (801) 256-5556
email: laurel.harris at jordan.k12.ut.us

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