Meeting Date:   8/11/2011 - 6:30 PM
Category:   SCHOOL DIVISION BUSINESS
Type:   Action
Subject:   Recommendation of Reconsideration for the book "A Study in Scarlet" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (7:10 to 7:25)
ACPS Division Objective
Goal 1
Prepare all students to succeed as members of a global community and in a global economy.
Policy:   INC - Public Complaints About the Curriculum or Learning Resources
Enclosure Enclosed is the report concerning a Citizen’s Request for Reconsideration of the book "A Study in Scarlet" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
File Attachment:  
Report on the Committees Decision Regarding A Study in Scarlet 08 01 11.pptx
SuptRecommendationLtr_StudyinScarlett_081111.pdf
BookChallengeAStudyInScarlet_MemotoSB.pdf
BookChallengeAStudyInScarlet_CommitteeReport.pdf
BookChallengeAStudyInScarlet_AppendixA.pdf
BookChallengeAStudyInScarlet_AppendixB.pdf
BookChallengeAStudyInScarlet_AppendixC.pdf
BookChallengeAStudyInScarlet_AppendixD.pdf
BookChallengeAStudyInScarlet_AppendixE.pdf
BookChallengeAStudyInScarlet_AppendixF.pdf
BookChallengeAStudyInScarlet_AppendixG.pdf
BookChallengeAStudyInScarlet_AppendixH.pdf
BookChallengeAStudyInScarlet_AppendixI.pdf
AStudyinScarletPresentation.pdf
Summary Dr. Moran has affirmed the committee’s recommendation that

1. "A Study in Scarlet" shall be removed from the 6th grade book list for Language Arts.

2. "A Study in Scarlet" shall remain in use in school library / media centers of the Albemarle County Public Schools.

Board Policy INC states that the Superintendent, upon receipt of the committee’s recommendation, will review the complaint and the committee recommendations and forward the committee recommendations and her decision to the School Board. This was done at the June 23, 2011, meeting of the School Board.

The decision of the Superintendent may be appealed to the School Board by the complainant or be reconsidered by the Board, if it votes to do so. No material will be removed or restricted without the approval of the School Board. The decision of the Board will be final.

A copy of the committee report and Dr. Moran's decision are enclosed. A copy of the book has been provided to the School Board.

The complainant has received a copy of Dr. Moran's decision and the committee’s report.
Funding
Recommendation The Board should decide on one of the following actions:

affirm, reverse, or modify the Superintendent's decision.
Approvals:  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Matt Haas - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Dr. Billy Haun - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Dr. Pamela Moran - Superintendent