Policy 2313 - Selection, Adoption and Removal of Curricular Materials

Selection, Adoption and Removal of Curricular Materials

The Board  shall establish Curricular Materials Adoption Committees according to State guidelines for the purpose of advising the Board on the selection or removal of curricular materials as defined in Policy 2311 for use within the District. At least half of a Curricular  Committee must be comprised of persons other than public educators and trustees and shall include parents of a child or children attending a school or schools within the District.  All meetings of  Curricular Committees shall be held in open session and be duly noticed.

Curricular Committee recommendations will be made to the Superintendent  , with a final decision being made by the Board of Trustees. The function of Curricular Materials Adoption Committees is to ensure that materials are selected in conformance with State law, Grade Level and Content standards and established District goals and objectives.  
For dual credit courses offered through institutions of higher education, the selection, adoption, and removal of curricular materials is handled by the higher education institution. The District has no control over the selection, adoption and removal of curricular materials and it is the responsibility of the parent to have knowledge of and/or review such prior to student enrollment.  

Selection and Adoption
Curricular Materials Adoption Committees shall develop, prior to material review, a set of selection criteria against which curricular materials will be evaluated. The criteria should include, but not be limited to, the following. Curricular materials shall:

●    be congruent with identified instructional objectives;
●    present more than one viewpoint on controversial issues;
●    present minorities realistically;
●    present non-stereotypic models;
●    facilitate the sharing of cultural differences; and
●    be appropriately priced.

Any person may submit oral or written objections to any curricular materials under consideration.

Curricular materials may be removed when they no longer meet the criteria for initial selection, when they are worn out, or when they have been judged inappropriate through the Learning Materials Review Process (Policy 2314)

Procedure History:
First Reading: 11/26/02
Adopted on: 1/28/03
Revised on: 08/15/18; 10/20/2022