According to The Texas Tribune, the Keller Independent School District is being investigated to see if students have access to books with sexually explicit content. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will determine whether the 35,000-student Keller Independent School District, north of Fort Worth, correctly evaluated books permitted in its school libraries and whether or not this led to students having access to inappropriate content.
Mary Elizabeth Castle, policy advisor for Texas Values, says unapproved books are appearing on class reading lists and getting snuck into libraries.
"Once we have more parameters in place, and once there's a warning to school districts, we'll be able to prevent this from happening in the future, hopefully," she tells American Family News.
Castle says the the biggest opponents of the governor's directive are teachers who claim they have the right to share sexually explicit books with children.
"Even when it comes to the teachers' own personal preference, you have a lot of teachers who are going back against the parents and saying that the parents don't need to know what they're teaching," the policy advisor reports.
The North Texas school district is the first to be investigated under Gov. Abbott's directive that is the result of many parental complaints statewide about books with obscene content in school libraries. Abbott has also asked the TEA, along with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the State Board of Education, to develop statewide standards preventing "obscene content in Texas public schools."