Wyoming: Cody School Board Votes 5-1 to Remove “A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl” from High School Library
From the Cody Enterprise:
The Cody School Board voted 5-1 Tuesday night on a lengthy motion which included removing the book “A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl,” by Tanya Lee Stone from the library.
Trustee Scott Weber, who read the book and referred to it as “trashy,” said the board should be prepared for parents to come forward soon with more library books they deem inappropriate for students.
“There’s more to come,” he said.
The motion also moved the school to immediately implement the Alexandria library software to notify parents of books being checked out of district libraries by their children. It will include an opt out for parents who do not wish to be notified.
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