• Policies on Controversial Materials

    Although the District recognizes that any item may offend some community members or patrons, selection of materials on controversial topics will not be made on the basis of any anticipated approval or disapproval but rather on the merits of the material and its value to the collection and to the school community.

    District 105 shall not discriminate in the selection and evaluation of instructional and library media materials on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, national or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or handicap in its education programs or activities. Discrimination complaints shall be processed in accordance with established procedures.

    Library learning center materials, which may be deemed by some as objectionable, may be considered by others as having sound educational value or worth. Any concerned district resident, employee, or student may request reconsideration of school library learning center material; however, the challenged material will not be removed from circulation during the District’s reconsideration process.

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