Instructional materials and library materials should be selected in accordance with the objectives outlined in LCPS School Board Policies 5045 and 5046. Primary instructional resources are covered under the LCPS School Board Textbook Adoption policy (Policy 5130).
A school library collection is curated to serve the informational needs of the school community and it will have books that span across grade and interest levels. The library collection must meet the instructional and general interest needs of all the students in the school. The school library is a place of choice and students have a voice in selecting their reading materials.
Classroom libraries complement the school library and are available to students for additional choice reading. They supplement the core curriculum and are another place of student choice.
LCPS recognizes that parents should guide their children in the selection of choice instructional resources, and there are times when a resource may not align with their family values. In such a situation, we invite parents to meet with the teacher or librarian of the school, to collaboratively select alternate recommendations or solutions. If the parent is not happy with the resolution and would like to challenge the book formally, they should reach out to the school principal.