Parent Permission is necessary sometimes. If you want to have a rockin' awesome secondary classroom library, you know how difficult this can be. You find an amazing book but some parent somewhere will find some part objectionable, and you have to wrestle between censoring your library or getting in trouble.
That's why I wrote up this parent permission slip, so you can have some potentially controversial books in your library that students can still read if their parents give them written permission. Boom! Done.
I used these slips in my classroom for years to great success. I've included two versions:
(1) Permission for all novels in classroom library
(2) Permission for a specific novel in classroom library
I print them on different color paper, so I can tell the difference. Then the parents can do whatever research they want about the book and give their students whatever permission they want. They can even give them permission to read any/all novels in your library. I find most parents fill out this one.
And if the students don't want to check out a controversial book, they don't need a permission slip. These are only if they want to check out potentially controversial books. (which, of course, they do!)