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Form A

LETTER TO COMPLAINANT

Date:

Dear:

We appreciate your concern over the use of __________________at Aromas-San Juan Unified School District. We have established procedures for selecting materials, but realize that not everyone will agree with every selection. To help you understand the selection process, we are sending copies of our Aromas-San Juan Unified School District Library Material Selection Policy.

If you have further concerns after you review this material, please complete the Statement of Concern About Library Resources form and return it to me. You may be assured of prompt attention to your request.

If I have not heard from you within two weeks from the date of this letter, I will assume you no longer wish to file a formal complaint.

Sincerely,

Title:

Exhibit AROMAS-SAN JUAN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

version: March 7, 2001 San Juan Bautista, California

___________________________________________________________________________

Exhibit 2

6161.11

Form B

STATEMENT OF CONCERN ABOUT LIBRARY RESOURCES

Please return this form to the librarian/information specialist or principal.

Date_______________

Your Name______________________________________________

Address_________________________________________________

City____________________________________________________

State, Zip________________________________________________

Phone_________________

1. Resource type: ___Book ___Magazine ___Newspaper ___Audiovisual ___Other

Title____________________________________________________

Author/Producer___________________________________________

2. What brought this resource to your attention?

3. Have you read or viewed the title in its entirety?

4. Please comment on the resource as a whole, as well as being specific on those matters of concern to you.

Optional:

5. What resource(s) do you suggest that would provide additional coverage on this topic?

Exhibit AROMAS-SAN JUAN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

version: March 7, 2001 San Juan Bautista, California

__________________________________________________________________________

Exhibit 3

6161.11

Form C

INSTRUCTIONS TO THE EVALUATING COMMITTEE

Bear in mind the principles of the freedom to learn and read, and base your decision on these broad principles rather than on defense of individual materials. Freedom of inquiry is an essential ingredient of education in a democracy and part of the Aromas-San Juan Unified School District philosophy.

Read thoroughly all materials that are referred to you, including available reviews and the full text of the challenged material. The general acceptance of the material can be reviewed by consulting standard evaluation sources and resource holdings in other school or public libraries. Passages or parts should not be pulled out of context. The strengths and weaknesses should be weighted against each other and the opinions based on the material as a whole. Your report, presenting both majority and minority opinions, will be presented by the librarian or school principal to the complainant at the conclusion of your discussion of the questioned material. Further, your report could be presented to the Board of Trustees at their regularly scheduled meeting for final review.

Exhibit AROMAS-SAN JUAN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

version: March 7, 2001 San Juan Bautista, California

________________________________________________________________________

Exhibit 4

6161.11

Form E

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION'S

LIBRARY BILL OF RIGHTS

The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.

I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.

II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.

IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.

V. A person's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.

VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable bases, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

Adopted June 18, 1948.

Amended February 2,1961, and January 23, 1980,

Inclusion of "age" reaffirmed January 23, 1996,

by the ALA Council.

Exhibit AROMAS-SAN JUAN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

version: March 7, 2001 San Juan Bautista, California