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Lancaster County school district library policies regarding sexually explicit content in schools are now in effect

A Lancaster County school district is updating its library selection policy in a way that could limit student access to books deemed too sexually explicit.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Pennsylvania schools are removing books from libraries. Here’s what the Supreme Court has said about book bans

How much authority do school boards have to remove books, and at what point could a removal violate students’ First Amendment rights? Here is what legal scholars and school librarians have to say.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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Hempfield school board advances library book restrictions amid crowded, late-night board meeting

The Hempfield school board in Lancaster County voted to advance policies that would make it easier to challenge library books and teacher resources. One would limit access to “sexually explicit” books in school libraries.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Hempfield school district is first to adopt transgender sports policy limiting athletes to sex at birth

The Hempfield School Board in Lancaster County adopted a policy last week that limits a student athlete’s participation to sports teams that align with their sex at birth

By Scott LaMar/WITF