LCS Adopts Media Center Access Process

LCS Adopts Media Center Access Process

In accordance with recently passed legislation (HB 1069 – 2023), Leon County School Board has approved a process for those parents that would like to limit their child’s access to media center and classroom libraries.  

Only parents that want to limit their child’s access through, Parent/guardian Permission, will need to complete the FOCUS form.  LCS plans to open Media Centers for student check out on Monday, August 14th.  

If parents plan to limit their child’s access they must complete the permission form as soon as possible. 

If parents select Parent Permission, the following process will take place:

Each time your student would like to check out books from the media center or classroom library, the chosen book(s) will be set aside for 48 hours for you to approve. Once LCS Media Services has received your selection, a pop-up note will appear on your student’s Destiny account in the media center within 72 hours. An acknowledgement that this has been done will be sent to the school principal, assistant principal, and media specialist. School administrators are responsible for making sure your student’s teachers are aware of your request.

Student with Parent/Guardian Permission material check-out process:

The student self-selects a material, fills out a request form that includes a student signature and returns the request and the selected material to a media specialist or teacher.

The media specialist or teacher places a hold on the selected material and notifies the parent/guardian by email or written note. Parents/guardians will have 48 hours to respond to the notification.

If a response is not received, materials will be reshelved. If a response is received, the media specialist or teacher complies with the parent’s request to provide students with the material or reshelve the materials due to denial of access.

10 Responses to "LCS Adopts Media Center Access Process"

  1. “Porn”? Really? My children attended or are currently attending public school, I volunteered in the schools AND THE LIBRARIES and there really is no PORN.

    How many of these parents worried about elementary or middle school students let them have smart phones, access internet, or access internet with older siblings or at friends houses. There is more “porn” on tv commercials than in elementary school libraries. Heck, if that is the standard, the bible has “porn.”

  2. Lol. You can blame folks like Mothers for Liberty and Desantis for the nut roll. Once you start banning books, you have to use someone’s moral baseline to form any kind of policy. Then? The bible, Shakespeare and all the classics become fair game. Remember the woman who objected to a picture of Michaelangelo’s David?

    I suggest homeschooling or the voucher program to a school of your choice for your lil darlings. They don’t have the intestinal fortitude for any market place of ideas.

  3. I think this ranks up there as one of the dumbest ideas since “Joe Biden for President”. That’s quite a feat, because there have been thousands of dumb ideas since then.

  4. Thanks Priscilla: That was my first question…….will the books of concern still be allowed in the library? They will. The Board’s “sign out ” procedure, requiring parents to be aware of the books that have been flagged isn’t reasonable. Convoluted systems don’t work. We all know that.

  5. No one is going to opt-in for this extra layer of bureaucracy. Imagine how this will play out, through the eyes of your child. All of your classmates get a book, but no book for you! (…and it’s your mom’s fault.) This is not the solution to the problem of obscene materials in school libraries. Curate the libraries!

    If we’re not going to clean up school libraries, then the policy should at least offer a hybrid option, such as “My child may access all library materials, with the exception of the following titles: __________” so that concerned parents can put in the effort up front and not ruin their child’s library experience. Indian River County does this, and parents simply write in “Moms for Liberty book list.” The book list is kept up to date by the chapter and easily accessible online.

  6. A summary pulled from the legislature’ s web site says:
    “HB 1069 enhances the process for transparency and review of library and classroom materials available to students in public schools and the process for parents to limit student access to materials and make objections to materials. The bill requires the suspension of materials alleged to contain pornography or obscene depictions of sexual conduct, as identified in current law, pending resolution of an objection to the material. A district school board must also discontinue the use of any material the board does not allow a parent to read aloud.”
    What TR’s coverage doesn’t report is how the Board plans to suspend pornographic materials from school libraries. Under the new Board rule the porn will still be in the school library for kids whose parents won’t take the time to go through the new permission process.

  7. This is hilarious, because it puts the onus on parents to actually do things, which you know they won’t, because they don’t care, they really only care about jumping from outrage to outrage, like Tarzan swinging from vine to vine, except not in shape and is on the side of people that want to destroy the jungles.

    I mean, think about it this way; if they are so unable to raise their children the right way that reading a single phrase about a woman marrying a woman can reverse years of parenting and moral teachings, they’ve been doing their job so poorly that I kind of doubt they’ve got the fortitude to actually go fill out a form. ‘My child read a sentence, and grew up a way different than I wanted them to, so it must be the fault of the sentence!’

    The entire thing is simply a trick to conjure up outage from the dimwitted and it is working so well. If you people didn’t have something to keep you red faced and angry, you might fall over and stop running like a wind up toy that has run out of hate steam.

    Personally, I would hope that any book dealing with prostitution, comparisons to horse genitals, and incest would be taken off the shelves.

    “When she carried on her whoring so openly and flaunted her nakedness, I turned in disgust from her, as I had turned in disgust from her sister. Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt and lusted after her lovers there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom and pressed your young breasts.”

    “Our father is old, and there is no man around here to give us children — as is the custom all over the earth. Let’s get our father to drink wine and then sleep with him and preserve our family line through our father.”

    I think the quotes above were in the Billie Jean King book, but I’m not really sure.

  8. When it comes to Elementary School, anything that talks about a persons sexual habits, how to have sex, their sexual orientations, being Trans, REMOVE IT. The only way a Child would know anything about that stuff is if it was planted in their Minds. If you remember back when we had Video Stores, why do you think they had a special room for the Porn Vids? When I was a Child, I was taught “Stranger Danger” not this stuff.

  9. What an absolutely ridiculous idea rather than using a little common sense about what you put in an elementary library. This just smacks of government stupidity. Make it nearly impossible for people just wanting to make sure a kid doesn’t end up checking out something from the 18+ section of the new school library.
    The Leon County School system thereby absolves themselves of any complicity rather than using a little thought process.

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