Georgia bills seek to limit inappropriate school materials

One would create a system for parents to demand removal of books

ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia lawmakers are advancing two measures meant to limit public school students’ access to inappropriate or obscene materials.

A House subcommittee on Thursday passed a bill to tighten standards preventing schoolchildren from using school computers or internet networks to view material harmful to minors.

Another House committee on Wednesday passed a bill creating a process for parents to demand removal of books and other materials.

The anti-obscenity measure would let parents file objections with a school’s principal.

The principal would have seven business days to decide whether to remove or restrict access.

Parents could appeal to their local school board.

The measures are part of a broader conservative push on school issues this year.

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