Posted on August 22, 2022 at 2:23 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Another day, another facepalm headline over the result of new book policies.
NPR reports that the school district in Sarasota, Florida, had to decline a Rotary Club's donation of dictionaries, because the district is temporarily not adding any books to its libraries and classrooms.
That freeze was put in place so that the district could make sure it fully understood Florida's new state law that purports to give parents more control over the selection of school materials.
A spokeswoman for Sarasota County Schools told NPR that since the law requires a certified education media specialist to approve all materials — whether purchased or donated — and the district lacks one currently, it can't accept the dictionaries.
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