Floyd County Board of Education Holds Meeting to Discuss Reading Program Replacement
FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – Floyd County Board of Education officials held a meeting Monday afternoon for parents to share concerns and ask questions.
The meeting follows a special meeting called on September 23 regarding the Spirit and wisdom reading school program in place in the district.
In a statement released last Monday, Superintendent Anna Shepherd discussed parents’ concerns about the program.
“Our goal was to find and deliver a rigorous reading program that will help our students be better readers with material at the appropriate reading difficulty levels,” said Superintendent Shepherd. “We still believe in the structure of this program and much of the text will not be viewed as inappropriate. “
“We will move forward with the Spirit and wisdom program and we will replace any inappropriate text, ”said Superintendent Shepherd.
Complaints that the program was not age-appropriate began on September 16, mostly coming from Allen and Prestonsburg elementary schools.
The board finally decided on Monday evening to end its use of the curriculum and revert to the one that was in place for the 2020-21 school year.
Shepherd said she was thrilled to see such passionate parents, adding that the pandemic has changed the way teachers and parents work together. She also said there were no concerns about the transition of the curriculum since teachers taught it last year and students only started classes a few weeks ago. .
District officials also say they hope to work with parents and local councils to find something more age-appropriate in the future.
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