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Clay County leads state in removed schoolbooks

Published on September 13, 2023 at 2:52 pm

More than 300 books have been removed from Florida school districts in the last year, and Clay County had the most, according to a list released by the state’s Department of Education.

Clay County Schools reported the most removals (177) and objections (489) last year.

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Duval County Public Schools had three objections but no removals. The St. Johns County School District had six books removed and 30 objections, and Flagler County Schools had 11 removals and 24 objections.

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author image Aaron Farrar joins News4Jax as a weekend morning reporter, after working a year at WFXR in Roanoke, Virginia, as a morning news reporter and primary fill-in anchor. Before that, he spent two years as a multimedia journalist at WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee. While in the Volunteer State, Aaron won several Associated Press awards for his work. Aaron was named best TV reporter in 2018 by the AP and won an award for best short light feature for a story of a World War II veteran receiving his high school diploma at 99 years old. He picked up another Associated Press award in 2019 for a short serious news story when a 2-year-old girl went missing and was found sleeping on a porch a few blocks away from home. Aaron also worked at WTAP in Parkersburg, West Virginia, from 2015 to 2018. He began his time in the Mountain State as a multimedia journalist before spending more than two years as the weekend sports anchor and reporter. While there, Aaron won an Ohio AP award for best sports feature story about an elementary school basketball player who competed in a national free throw competition.
author image Aaron Farrar joins News4Jax as a weekend morning reporter, after working a year at WFXR in Roanoke, Virginia, as a morning news reporter and primary fill-in anchor. Before that, he spent two years as a multimedia journalist at WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee. While in the Volunteer State, Aaron won several Associated Press awards for his work. Aaron was named best TV reporter in 2018 by the AP and won an award for best short light feature for a story of a World War II veteran receiving his high school diploma at 99 years old. He picked up another Associated Press award in 2019 for a short serious news story when a 2-year-old girl went missing and was found sleeping on a porch a few blocks away from home. Aaron also worked at WTAP in Parkersburg, West Virginia, from 2015 to 2018. He began his time in the Mountain State as a multimedia journalist before spending more than two years as the weekend sports anchor and reporter. While there, Aaron won an Ohio AP award for best sports feature story about an elementary school basketball player who competed in a national free throw competition.