IIA - Instructional Resources/Instructional Materials
Re-adopted: 8/1/97, 1/12/11, 10/22/14, 8/10/22
The Board believes that proper care and judgment should be exercised in selecting basic instructional materials. While the Board retains the authority to approve district instructional materials adoptions, it authorizes the superintendent to develop and implement administrative regulations governing how selections are determined. Such procedures will provide for administrator, staff, parent, student and community involvement and employ suitable selection criteria to ensure that the recommended instructional materials will meet the needs of the program, students, teachers and community.
The district will review instructional materials in accordance with the State Board of Education adoption cycle. Each instructional program and basic instructional materials will be reviewed on a seven-year cycle and recommendations for appropriate instructional materials will be made.
Recommended instructional resources and materials will be free of racial, color, national origin, religious, disability, age, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation or sexual bias. The instructional materials will contain appropriate readability levels, support the district’s adopted curriculum content, provide ease of teacher use, be attractive and durable and be purchased at a reasonable cost.
The district will establish a process and timeline for regularly determining and considering whether the textbooks and other instructional materials are available through online resources that enable students with print disabilities to receive textbooks and instructional materials free of charge.
All basic instructional materials recommended for adoption need to be approved for use by the Board. Prior to Board approval, parents and interested district patrons will have the opportunity to review the recommended instructional materials and be encouraged to provide opinions about them and their use in the classrooms.
All supplementary materials and library media resources will be selected cooperatively by teachers, principals, librarians and sometimes with the assistance of students and parents. Recommended supplementary materials and library media resources will also be free of racial, color, national origin, religious, disability, age, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation or sexual bias. The instructional materials will contain appropriate readability levels, support the district’s adopted curriculum content, provide for ease of teacher use, be attractive and durable and be purchased at a reasonable cost.
To be in compliance with the requirements of federal law, the Board directs the superintendent to distribute curriculum materials and instructional supplies to district schools in such a manner that ensures all schools receive equivalent materials.
Any resident or employee may challenge the appropriateness of the district’s instructional materials. The district will provide a procedure to process such challenges.
END OF POLICY
OAR 581-011-0050 to 0117
House Bill 3041 (2021).