The appellants seek reversal of a decision made by the Des Moines Independent Community School District board regarding the retention of educational materials for use in the school system.
The primary focus of the appeal was a film about evolution. The appellants focused on the idea that a presentation of scientific theory of evolution results in a forced disbelief of their own closely held beliefs.
The district has a practice of attempting to recognize individual beliefs and respects the views of parents. They offered the appellants the opportunity to preview school materials and restrict their children's access to future objectionable material. They have not improperly or contrary to policy or law.
The local board's action is affirmed.