On Monday, the Teton District #401 School Board of Trustees reiterated that they have been looking at the issue of parent consent for books and materials in the classroom. Last December, the book “Bless Me, Ultima,” which was being taught in 10th grade English classrooms, was suspended after some parents felt it was offensive. The book was later reinstated and the school board drafted a parental consent form asking parents to give permission for their children to read assigned books. The form also offers alternative reading assignments to any student whose parents object to a book.

The National Coalition Against Censorship, a first amendment group, sent a letter to Teton School District # 401 on Oct. 10 cautioning the district’s school board against adopting “a potentially troubling parental consent form on alternative instructional materials.”

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