A Florida District Rejects Gifts Of Dictionaries As It Implements A New Book Law

A school district in southwest Florida recently made headlines for turning down a donation of dictionaries because it had put a moratorium

purchasing new books for its classrooms and libraries. Officials are navigating a new state law that provides parents

more authority over the choice of reading and instructional materials in schools, thus the freeze is momentarily in effect.

After being adopted by state lawmakers for several months, HB 1467 became operative at the beginning of July.