Use of R-rated movies debated again during school board meeting
Parents tell board they should be ones making decisions on movies shown to their kids
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
About 10 parents met with CCS board members last week, as the board considered a new policy on use of movies in the classroom, specifically those rated R or PG-13.
It was the second meeting at which the issue was addressed, after the board first discussed it in April at the request of Board President Charley Colton.
The policy developed by the administration went through first reading by the board at the May 11 meeting.
A second reading is scheduled at the board’s June 8 meeting, with possible passage that night.
Parents, teachers, board members and the board’s student member commented on the policy, some considering it a form of censorship. One teacher cautioned against “knee-jerk reactions.”
On the other side, several parents and at least two board members said they want the decision left to parents on what movies their children should see and supported the policy.
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