Public Concerns/Complaints about Instructional Resources and Teaching Methods

  • Public Concerns and Complaints Regarding Books in a School or Classroom Library


    Greeley-Evans School District 6 recognizes that some materials, even if they have educational merit, may not be suitable for inclusion in the instructional program of the school or in the library. Criticism of a book or other materials available in schools may be expected from time to time. In such instances, the district has developed the following procedures outlined in Board Policy KEC to address public concerns/complaints about instructional materials.


    An individual parent/guardian has the right to request that his/her child not read a given book. When such a request is presented, the teacher and/or school administrator should resolve the situation, perhaps by arranging for use of alternative materials meeting essentially the same instructional purpose. This does not apply, however, to basic program texts and materials that the Board has adopted. For further information, please review the full board policy linked below. 


    Board Policy:

    KEC - Public Concerns/Complaints about Instructional Resources

  • D6 Process for Reviewing Concerns/Complaints and Information on the Book Review Committee:

    KEC-R - Public Complaint Review Process - Public Concerns/Complaints about Instructional Materials  

    A concern/complaint form has been submitted for the following books.  Books will be reviewed in order of the number of complaints filed for each title.


    Two weeks prior to the committee's first meeting for each book title, a public comment form will be made available to provide input on the book. The committee will have access to review the submitted book complaint forms, and public comment will be available, via zoom, for speakers to provide further comment beyond the book complaint form. 


    Public Concerns/Complaints Forms that are incomplete will not be reviewed. This includes:

    • No address listed
    • No signature provided
    • Incorrect or missing supporting documentation
  • The Book Review committee will commence on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 at 4pm to begin their review of "Sloppy Firsts" by Megan McCafferty. 


    Public comment will be held via Zoom between approximately 4:30- 5:00pm on September 19. Due to the number of forms received, the first 10 people to sign up will be able to speak, and sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis. USE THIS FORM TO SIGN UP. This sign-up form will close on September 18 at 12:00 pm. If the public comment is full, and you are still interested in providing comments, please use this ELECTRONIC FORM to submit your written comments.   


    Book Titles To Be Reviewed:


    • "A Court of Mist and Fury" by Sarah J. Maas
    • "Almost Perfect" by Brian Katcher
    • "Me, Earl and the Dying Girl" by Jesse Andrews
    • "More Happy Than Not" by Adam Silvera
    • "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult
    • "Real Live Boyfriends" by E. Lockhart
    • "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy
    • "The Truth About Alice" by Jennifer Mathieu
    • "This One Summer" by Mariko Tamaki
    • "Tricks" by Ellen Hopkins
  • Public Concerns and Complaints Regarding Teaching Methods or Activities  


    If there are concerns regarding a teaching method or activity being utilized in a classroom, it is recommended to take the concern to the building teachers and/or administrators to address. After this discussion with the teacher and/or administrator, additional steps to address the concern are outlined in Board Policy KEF. 


    Board Policy:  

    KEF - Public Concerns/Complaints about Teaching Methods, Activities or Presentations 


  • Public Comment Sign up- Sloppy Firsts

  • Book Review Committee Update

  • Public Comment Sign Up- Kite Runner

  • Public Comment Sign Up- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • Public Comment Available Soon- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • Public Comment- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

  • Public Comment- Beloved

  • January 11, 2023

  • January 2, 2023