Alachua County School District makes changes to book challenge process
Alachua County Public Schools is making changes to its policies and procedures on book challenges.
It comes after three residents challenged 12 books last fall — the highest number of challenges Alachua County ever received.
Under the new guidelines, book challenges will go directly to school principals instead of a school-level library advisory council. To save principals from having too much involvement and personal responsibility for making a decision, the principal will immediately forward the challenges to a district-level library advisory council. That council will meet twice a month to hear objections.
From there, the council will make recommendations on whether to remove a book. If they think a book should be removed, it'll go to the school board where members of the public can weigh in.