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605.1 Instructional Materials Selection

The board has sole discretion to approve instructional materials for the school district. This authority is delegated to licensed employees to determine which instructional materials,  instructional materials, will be utilized by and purchased by the school district.

In reviewing current instructional materials for continued use and in selecting additional instructional materials, licensed employees will consider the current and future needs of the school district as well as the changes and the trends in education and society. It is the responsibility of the superintendent to report to the board the action taken by licensed employees.

In the case of textbooks, the board will make the final decision after receiving a recommendation from the superintendent. The criteria stated above for selection of other instructional materials will apply to the selection of textbooks. The superintendent may develop another means for the selection of textbooks. Instructional materials are reviewed as needed and at least every five years.

Education materials given to the school district must meet the criteria established above. The gift must be received in compliance with board policy.

Legal Reference:

Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 280.3, .14; 301.
281 I.A.C. 12.3(12).

Cross Reference:

208 Ad Hoc Committees
505 Student Scholastic Achievement
602 Curriculum Development
605 Instructional Materials

Approved 9-20-04      Reviewed 11-19-07  11-21-16    3-18-19  Revised   5-21-13