The Lake Travis ISD library book challenge digital form is now live on the district website, LTISD Director of Curriculum & Instruction Carl McLendon said at a meeting of trustees April 19.

“The new website has gone live that I walked you all through last month,” McLendon said to the LTISD board of trustees. “That is currently live and viewable by the public.”

On the district website, parents can find the digital library book challenge form by clicking on Departments, then Curriculum & Instruction and then Library Services. Once on the Library Services page, parents can click on Book Challenge Process to find the digital library book challenge form. Parents can also find a list of books under review.

LTISD Trustee Lauren White pointed out the text in bold on the Books Under Review tab, which states that any parent can “restrict access for their child to any book or resource” in campus libraries by contacting the student’s principal or librarian directly to make the request.

“If someone wants to restrict access for their own student, it is immediate, and there is no process,” White said.

The digital form to challenge a library book will act as a first step in a four-step process of the resource review process. It will be considered an informal request until librarians review the book and decide it is in need of a formal review, according to McLendon.

The second step of the review process will include McLendon contacting the librarians at the individual campuses where the book can be found to review the material. The third step of the review process will be the formation of a reconsideration committee, made up of parents and educators, to review the book. The fourth step will include a written report and decision made by the committee. The third and fourth steps will only occur if the book is deemed in need of review.