Parent Partnership and LCSD1 talk books

Parent partnership and LCSD1 talk books
Parent partnership and LCSD1 talk books(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 10:33 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - We sat down with Superintendent dr. Margaret Crespo to address the concerns some parents are voicing regarding books in the LCSD1 school system.

During the last LCSD1 board meeting, community members took issue with some titles with “concerning text” they had found from a Facebook message post about books in school libraries.

Crespo explained to us that LCSD1 has policies that encourage Parent Partnerships, with students and librarians, in electing or challenging LCSD1 materials.

She said parents could choose or exclude, through the district’s website, books their kids read.

Noting young adult texts are peer-reviewed, nationally and locally vetted before arriving at Wyoming Schools.

Crespo says LCSD1 wants to expose book lovers to complex and entertaining texts.

”Part of our basis of a democracy is making sure that we are asking questions. And part of our relationship with our parents and community is that we are aligning what those systems look like. As a parent for myself whatever my child is reading, I’m engage in that conversation, I’m connecting,” said Dr. Margaret Crespo, Superintendent LCSD1.

Crespo goes on to say that they know that parents are very involved in their kids’ lives and that they want to make sure parents have a voice in and partner with what their kids are reading.

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