Posted on 09/21/2021 at 09:46 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Pennsylvania school district in national headlines over a banned-book list has reversed course.

Local TV station abc27 reports that at Monday night’s meeting, the Central York School District's board voted unanimously to overturn the ban it enacted in October 2020 and announced this August.

Students had been protesting for the past week, and teachers and community members joined in Monday night to express their dismay.

School Board President Jane Johnson described the situation as a misunderstanding during the meeting, according to abc27.

“What we were attempting to do is balance legitimate academic freedom that could be literature materials that are too activist in nature and may lean more towards indoctrination rather than age-appropriate academic content,” she said.

Some board members apologized for not acting sooner, but all of them voted to reverse the ban.

The York Daily Record previously posted the list of banned materials, comprising hundreds of anti-racism books and resources.

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