Instructional Resource FAQs

  • Below you can find the answers to frequently asked questions regarding Keller ISD instructional resources.  

  • What’s the difference between a library book and an instructional resource?

  • How are library books chosen?

  • What is a classroom library?

  • What has Keller ISD changed in its processes to ensure books with inappropriate content do not make it to library shelves?

  • Who may challenge a book or instructional resource?

  • Does a challenge have to go through a formal reconsideration committee?

  • How does formal reconsideration of a book or instructional material work?

  • Can a formal challenge be appealed if the challenger doesn’t like the decision of the committee?

  • When a parent/staff member challenges a book, how does the committee get a copy of the book?

  • When a book is challenged, does the committee read the book?

  • Why does the Challenge Committee need to read the entire book if we can identify inappropriate material on a particular page?

  • Why can’t the District just remove library books that have been pointed out as objectionable?

  • What does the formal reconsideration committee consider when coming to a decision?

  • If a book challenge committee decides to keep a book in the campus libraries and/or classroom libraries, may individuals then purchase more of this same book or use the book more expansively?

  • Why aren’t the book challenge committee meetings more public with more parents allowed to be involved?

  • Is it true that campus or central office administrators will no longer serve on the Book Challenge Committee?

  • Why didn't Keller ISD structure the Challenge Committee this way to begin with?

  • Do the same eight people (four parents, two librarians, and two teachers) serve on every Challenge Committee?

  • What happens in the event of a tie on the committee?