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‘The House of the Spirits’ Book Challenge Review Committee’s Wednesday Meeting Postponed

By Jesse Wood

Nov. 27, 2013. Scheduled for today – Wednesday, Nov. 27, the second of two review committee meetings regarding the “The House of the Spirits” book challenge that features interim Supt. David Fonseca and four others on the committee has been cancelled.

WCS spokesman Marshall Ashcraft mentioned that Fonseca and the committee members will reschedule the meeting at a later date.

Depending on how the committee rules, Chastity Lesesne, the parent who objected to the book read in the Watauga High School, may file a final appeal to be heard by the Watauga County Board of Education. 

For more background on this issue, see the following stories. 

Nov. 21, 2013: Allende, Author of ‘The House of the Spirits,’ Defends Book, Pens Letter to Watauga School Board, Staff

Nov. 18, 2013: GOP Commissioners Voice Objections To Watauga School Board Regarding ‘The House of Spirits’ Novel at WHS

Nov. 8, 2013: Members Selected for Committee To Review Challenge of ‘The House of Spirits’ in Watauga Classroom

Nov. 6, 2013: Parents Opposed To ‘The House of Spirits’ Speak During School Board Meeting: ‘Not An Issue Of Censorship’  

Nov. 1, 2013: WHS Teachers Defend “The House Of Spirits,” Concerned Parent Moves To File Appeal To Review Committee