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2510 Policy_Adoption of Textbooks

The legal responsibility for instructional materials used in the School District rests ultimately with the Board.
Responsibility for selection of instructional materials shall, however, be delegated to the professionally trained staff
employed by the school system.
Selection of instructional materials may involve many people: principals, librarians, teachers, media specialists,
parents, community members and students.
When selecting instructional materials for use in the schools, consideration shall be given to the following
    A. To promote and to provide materials that will enrich and support the curriculum taking into consideration the
        varied interests, abilities and maturity levels of the students served.
    B. To provide materials that will stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values
        and ethical standards.
    C. To provide a background of information which will enable students to make intelligent judgments in their daily
    D. To provide materials representative of the many religious, ethnic, and cultural groups and their contributions
        to our American heritage.
    E. To provide materials of the highest quality in order to assure a comprehensive collection appropriate for users
        of the library media centers.
Specific instructional materials selection guidelines shall be developed by the administration.
As part of the process of the Board’s adoption of instructional and library media materials, all materials produced
or purchased will be examined for racial, ethnic, or religious bias. Assurance that the role of minority groups is
presented with integrity, the selection of written material shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national
origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or
learning disability. Where differences of opinion exist, part of the adoption process will be to assure that all sides
of an issue are treated fairly and objectively.
118.03, Wis. Stats.
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 5, 2011, 9:51 AM