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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO : Schools to Consider Complaints Policy

The Capistrano Unified School District board is scheduled to consider a new policy tonight on how to handle parents’ complaints about instructional materials.

The proposed policy sets out informal procedures through which principals would seek to resolve complaints.

If necessary, the district superintendent would appoint a five-member reviewing committee consisting of a district administrator, the district librarian, a school-site administrator, teacher and parent. The parent would not be chosen from the school where the complaint was lodged.

Jacqueline Price, district spokeswoman, said some parents have raised concerns in the past over instructional materials about AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

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“We had a couple of parents object to it, saying, ‘This is the role of the family,’ ” Price said.


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