HCPSS MPIA Request #2022-135

Irv Noren
Requested Information
I would like all information on the review of the books Gender Queer and Lawn Boy that are currently in some of the high schools. I would like this to include any emails or docuemnts between those staff members on the book review team and Bill Barnes and Dr. Michael J. Martirano. Also would like to know if the books Gender Queer and Lawn Boy were approved by Dr. Michael J. Martirano. Thanks
Date Received
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, prior MPIA responses with available records include:

MPIA 2022-102: https://mpia.hcpss.org/requests/2022-102 - contains outcomes of book reviews, including decision letters. This response also includes a Board memorandum from Dr. Martirano outlining the review and decision process.

MPIA 2022-117: https://mpia.hcpss.org/requests/2022-117 - contains additional data on the Criteria Review Committee voting.

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