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6140 Resource Materials

Adoption Date: 04/05/2001
6000 - Instruction
6140 Resource Materials

The Board of Education shall provide resource materials and supplementary instructional materials to implement District and school educational goals and objectives as student needs dictate and District resources limit. Such materials shall include reference books, other supplementary titles, maps, library print and non-print materials, audio-tapes, videotapes and other sources of information for use by students and not designated as a textbook. This policy shall also include materials which are rented for use, such as videotapes, and programs and speakers which are presented to students.

The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible for the selection and maintenance of all resource materials. The following standards shall apply to the selection of resource materials:

  1. Materials shall be suited to the varied interests, abilities, reading levels and maturation levels of the students to be served.

  2. Wherever possible, materials shall provide major opposing views on controversial issues so that students may develop, under guidance, the practice of critical reading and thinking.

  3. Materials shall be factually accurate and of genuine literary or artistic value.

  4. Materials shall be of a quality and durability appropriate to their intended use and longevity.

  5. Materials shall relate to, support and enrich the course of study adopted by the Board of Education.