Facing legal action from district educators and pressure from the New York State United Teachers union, the Clyde-Savannah Board of Education is set to review its earlier decision to remove five books from the Junior/Senior High School Library.
Board President Pam Anstee plans to introduce a motion to reverse the board’s August 9 vote, which rejected a Library Materials Review Committee’s recommendation to keep the books.
The six-member committee that reviewed the books and recommended their retention included school administrators and educators.
Meanwhile, Emilie Bastian, a library media specialist, and Matthew Drahms, a district teacher, have filed legal papers asking for an annulment of the board’s previous decision and an immediate stay granted by State Education Commissioner Betty Rosa.
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