Florida Schools Get Training Video On Removing Books

Jacksonville’s PBS station reports:

Duval teachers say they are being instructed to “cover or store” classroom libraries they have used for years to supplement their students’ reading.

In what appears to be an internal training video obtained by WJCT News, the district’s chief academic officer, Paula Renfro, tells teachers to temporarily pull books from classrooms. Duval Schools confirmed to WJCT News on Friday that the video was sent to principals to share with staff earlier this week.

“Books not on the district-approved list or not approved by certificated media specialists need to be covered or stored and paused for student use,” Renfro says in the video.

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