Education superintendent mandates book challenge policies at Alabama school libraries

State education superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey sent a memo last week to local Alabama school superintendents to ensure they have a book reconsideration policy in place at their libraries. This comes after only one book was challenged and removed from a school library in 2022.

“Every local board of education should have an approved written policy that guides the selection, deselection, and reconsideration of library resources,” Mackey said. “This policy should be reviewed and revised on a regular basis (and) be familiar to all school administrators and school library staff.”



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