Florida Book Ban Legislation
Library media resources must now be approved by a "school district employee who holds a valid educational media specialist certificate".
Counties in the state of Florida are struggling to follow a certain law.
Governor, Ron DeSantis, promoted a legislation that requires the approval of books in classroom libraries. DeSantis signed ‘HB 1467’ into effect last July.
Library media resources must now be approved by a “school district employee who holds a valid educational media specialist certificate”. Violations of the law could be considered a third-degree felony.
The legislation is considered controversial as books have traditionally been fought district by district. One teacher took to hiding books behind a chart sheet and said he does not feel like he should “not have to go through all the books just to put them in the system.”
Book bans not only have affected Florida, but in our very own Horry County as well. Coastal Carolina University held a conference on Wednesday after a group recently pushed to ban several books from Horry County Schools.
Educators and parents spoke out against the proposal at a council meeting this week.