Dept Of Ed Doesn’t Have Set Guidelines For Schools On Removing Books

Des Moines, Iowa — The legislative liaison for the state Board of Education says there isn’t one general set of instructions to schools for removing books from school libraries.

Liaison Eric St. Clair was asked about the new laws that prohibit publications that depict sex acts and the teaching about gender identity.

He was asked if there is a general set of guidelines they use to respond to districts.

Board president, John Roberts, says he’s also getting feedback.

Roberts says the law doesn’t take effect until the first of the year — but there is confusion now as districts try to address the issue.

The law also requires school districts to make available a comprehensive list of all books available to students in school libraries on their website.



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