County Citizens Defending Freedom objects to 15 titles to be placed at two new Polk County schools.
CCDF Appeals Polk Schools’ Policy on Checking Out 16 Contested Library Books
County Citizens Defending Freedom has filed an appeal to Superintendent Frederick Heid’s decision to provide parents with only an opt-out process regarding 16 library books group members have complained are obscene, pornographic, age-inappropriate, or indoctrinate students.
CCDF Takes Its Complaints About 16 School Library Books to Police Departments
County Citizens Defending Freedom is lodging complaints with local law enforcement agencies throughout Polk County about 16 books its group members deem obscene, pornographic or age inappropriate after their complaints in January failed to get any of the books removed from public school library shelves.
School Officials Address ‘Disinformation’ About Controversial Library Books
As the Polk County School Board was ending its meeting Tuesday evening, Vice Chair Lisa Miller and Superintendent Frederick Heid sought to set the record straight about what they called disinformation regarding 16 library books that had been challenged as pornographic or age-inappropriate.
Schools Policy for Checking Out Controversial Library Books Switches to Opt-Out Only
Superintendent Frederick Heid has decided to return to an all opt-out process for all library books in Polk County public school libraries, including 16 books some deemed pornographic or age inappropriate.
Heid Announcing Opt-In Policy for Controversial Books
Polk County Public Schools Superintendent Frederick Heid will inform School Board members Tuesday during an afternoon work session about the implementation of a new policy that deals with 16 books one conservative groups deemed “pornographic” or “age inappropriate” earlier this year.
Polk Schools Taking Applications for Book Review Committees
Applications are now available for parents, community members and students who want to be part of the two committees reviewing 16 books that were removed from Polk public school library shelves recently.
Polk County Schools Removes Books from Libraries for Review After Group Complains About Them
Polk County Public Schools Superintendent Frederick Heid has asked middle and high school librarians to remove 16 books from school media center shelves for a review after receiving complaints about the books from the activist group County Citizens Defending Freedom.
QA: Fred Koehler Talks About His New Book and Hidden Gems
In Lakeland, many people know Fred Koehler as an artist and the founder of The Fred Group, a branding studio. But nationally, he has a growing reputation as an author and illustrator of whimsical picture books. On the eve of his latest book’s publication, Fred sat down with lkldnow and discussed his craft, how he hides […]