Virginia Beach Public Schools district leadership is expected to decide the fate of six books in its libraries later this month.
The announcement comes after parents have fiercely argued over the books at multiple school board meetings.
WAVY-TV reports that school board member Victoria Manning prompted the books to be reviewed when she contacted the superintendent with concerns related to sexual content and the educational equity policy.
Chief Academic Officer Dr. Kipp Rogers says committees of six or seven people including a parent, student, library media specialist and administrators are assessing each book.
He said he hopes the current reviews are an educational opportunity for parents, students and the community.
The list of books on the chopping block include “Lawn Boy,” “Gender Queer,” “A Lesson Before Dying” and “The Bluest Eye.”