MN Board rejects ban of sexually explicit books

News From Duluth, MN, where the Duluth school district officials have been looking at revising policies related to the selection of instructional materials since early in the school year, when a family complained about a book assignment. The family recommended amending the district’s policy to ban the use of sexually explicit books, said Rex Hein, director of curriculum, assessment and staff development for the district.

Although the recommendation was considered, the district is considering using the Minnesota School Board Association’s policy, which was approved for its first reading at Tuesday night’s School Board meeting. All members voted in favor except Bevan Schraw, who thought the subject needed further review and discussion.