KLB - Public Complaints about Learning Resources


(Option 1)




            If there are objections concerning learning resources, the procedure for filing a complaint will be as follows:


1.   The complaint should be filed in writing with the principal on the “Request for Reconsideration of Learning Resources” form KLB-E.  This form may be obtained from the principal or the central office.


2.   A review committee consisting of the principal, the library media specialist, the classroom teacher (if involved), a parent and/or student, and the complainant will convene.


            The responsibilities of the committee will be to:


a.   read, view or listen to the challenged material;

b.   read several reviews, if available;

c.   check standard selection aids;

d.   talk with persons who may be knowledgeable about the material in question and similar material;

e.   discuss the material;

f.    make a decision to recommend retaining or withdrawing the material;

g.   file the recommendation of the committee with the principal and the superintendent or his/her designee;

h.   notify the complainant of its recommendation and the disposition of the challenged material.


3.   The complainant may appeal the decision, in turn, to the superintendent or his/her designee and, then, to the School Board.


Adopted:      04/27/06; 07/26/04; 06/26/08






Legal Refs:           Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, § 22.1-253.13:7(B) (2).

                                8 VAC 20-170-10.


Cross Refs:                           IIA            Instructional Materials

                                                IGAH       Family Life Education

                                                INB         Teaching About Controversial Issues

                                                KL           Public Complaints

KQ          Commercial, Promotional, and Corporate Sponsorships

                And Partnerships

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