Parents Complain about Book's Content
Two parents expressed concerns over the sexual content in the novel "Water for Elephants" at Monday's West Chester school board meeting.
Two West Chester Area School District parents expressed concern over the sexual content in the novel "Water for Elephants" at Monday's school board meeting.
The novel is required reading for some district sophomores.
One parent read a particularly explict passage aloud during the public comment portion of Monday's meeting much to the chagrin of school board president Vince Murphy who asked the parent to stop.
The parent argued that the book was inappropriate for sophmores, and that there were other books with similar themes and settings that did not contain sexually explicit scenes.
Superintendent Dr. James Scanlon said that he would be more than happy to meet with the parents to discuss their concerns.