IJ – Instructional Materials Adoption

The School Board is responsible for approving and providing all instructional materials used in the District.  Since the Board is a policy-making body, it delegates to the Superintendent or his/her designee the authority for the selection of instructional materials in accordance with the policy below, but reserves its right to review these materials.

Administrators and teachers may select instructional materials from a variety of media, including, but not limited to, books, online/internet materials, equipment, newspapers, other media, and instructional technologies.  All core instructional materials will be selected through the process outlined in IJ-R and IGD-R. Instructional materials will be selected on the ability to:

  • Enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interests, abilities, reading levels and maturity levels of the students served:
  • Stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values, and ethical standards;
  • Enable students to solve problems, to think creatively and to make intelligent decisions in their daily lives;
  • Present various perspectives so that young citizens may develop analytical reading and critical thinking skills.

Basic instructional course material in the fundamental skill areas of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies should be reviewed at intervals not exceeding five (5) years.  Instructional materials must be sequential, and compatible with previous and future offerings.

Legal References:

 Ed 306.08, Instructional Resources

      Ed 306.14(b)(4), Instructional Materials and Resources (until July 1, 2015)

     Ed 306.141(a)(4), Instructional Materials and Resources (after July 1, 2015)

Category: R

See also IJ-R & IGD-R

1st Reading: November 3, 2015
2nd Reading: November 17, 2015
Adopted: November 17, 2015