To: Board President Courtney Lackey Wilson
Free to Read in MISD
We urge you to focus on the issues that align with our Vision 2030 Mission, Vision, Values and Motto: Mansfield ISD; a great place to live, learn and teach. Rewriting a book policy to remove more books out of circulation does not align with these Vision 2030 statements. We support parents rights and using the system already in place to address concerns and keep children safe.
Why is this important?
We know that Mansfield ISD is not like so many Tarrant County school districts we've been lumped in with. We are diverse in thought, in character, and in practice. Mansfield ISD residents and parents do not want one ideology to rule, but to practice what we preach about being a destination district committed to academic excellence. We don't want Mansfield ISD to devolve into a district known for putting a muzzle on our diversity, but to focus on the wonderful things that make Mansfield ISD great. We also recognize that trustees have many demands for their time and believe the district should rely on the high-educated, qualified librarians to make collection curation decisions that align with the policy goals the board sets forth. The proposed policy rubric takes a narrow value system and forces it upon our community, taking away parental rights.
How it will be delivered
These signatures will be delivered to the school board to let them know our community stands behind our librarians and that we want them to focus on real issues our students are grappling with and leading the district, not on micro-managing and approving books.