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Clay County considers new policy on schoolbooks

A girl, then-8, reads a book after school. She recently underwent her second treatment for central precocious puberty, or early puberty.
Kristina Barker
for KHN
A girl reads a book after school.

The Clay County School District could soon have a new policy for reviewing books and other materials, in response to a new Florida law that requires the approval of books in school libraries.

The law added requirements for each school board to lay out procedures for training school staff and including parents in the process.

The biggest change in Clay County is that when a challenge applies only to a library book, the material will not be removed from circulation. Those books will be kept aside, and students can still check them out with a signed permission slip from a parent that must also include a copy of the parent’s driver’s license or ID.

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