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BOE declares criminal claims "unfounded"
At the Feb. 22, 2022, NH-V Board meeting, BOE President Jessica Viotto read  a statement declaring the book banners' Sept. 28 accusations of criminal activity by NHHS librarian Martha Hickson to be "unfounded." During public comments, Ms. Hickson encouraged the Board to "do better" by following its policies,  holding administrators to high standards of accountability, and treating staff as valued team members.  

No further complaints about books were raised at the meeting, but other public commenters advocated for limiting the school library to the classics and reference books, railed against the menu at McDonald's, and opposed the district's annual school climate survey, a tool used by the No Place for Hate initiative to identify opportunities to improve and strengthen the school community.

Intellectual freedom attacks planned for Hunterdon Central
Recent activity on social media suggests that Hunterdon Central may be the next target of attacks by book banners as soon as Feb. 28. Please alert your friends and neighbors, especially those who live within Central's sending districts (Delaware Twp, East Amwell Twp, Flemington, Raritan Twp, and Readington Twp).

Central's BOE meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the Little Theater, and can also be viewed via livestream. The Little Theater is located in the 11-12 building off of Junction Road.

The option for public comment will be available only to those who attend the meeting in person; masks are required. 

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