Polk schools superintendent gives a final ruling on 16 books flagged by a conservative group

Polk schools superintendent gives a final ruling on 16 books flagged by a conservative group

After months of review, Polk County Public Schools review committees have finished going through 16 books and evaluating their appropriateness for students.

The books were temporarily pulled from district shelves after County Citizens Defending Freedom, a conservative group, claimed the books violated state law against distributing "harmful materials" to minors.

At Tuesday's work session, Superintendent Frederick Heid gave his final recommendations.

Heid suggested none of the 16 books be removed from the system, but also said that some should be pulled from — or added to — certain grade levels.

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