A parent in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan schools wants administrators to pull a book from nine elementary school libraries because it uses a term for people with cognitive disabilities that many say is derogatory.
Jenna Boutain, a Farmington resident and district employee, filed a request April 10 to have "Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You" removed from district elementary schools after it was given to her child as part of an accelerated-reader list.
A district committee will consider her request May 14.
Boutain works with students with special needs at Falcon Ridge Middle School, according to the district's website. She did not respond to requests for comment.
A school official offered to restrict Boutain's children's access to the book, and she agreed, but decided to continue with her petition to remove the book from district libraries, records show.