The Board shall officially adopt textbooks and textbook programs for use in the district schools upon recommendation of the superintendent.
Responsibility for the review and selection of textbooks to be recommended shall rest with textbook and/or curriculum committees as appointed by the superintendent or his designee. Membership on such committees shall include representation for teachers who will use the texts, administrators and other staff members as found desirable. Students and parents may be asked to serve.
Principles that apply generally to the selection of instructional materials and library materials shall apply to textbooks. Additionally, basic textbooks and textbook programs shall be chosen:
Because the instructional purposes of textbooks, as stated above, are of such importance, particular care shall be taken in their selection as to content.
Although many points must be examined, the Board directs the staff to be particularly mindful of the following considerations:
Because textbooks are selected for several years’ use, special attention shall also be given their physical characteristics, durability, format and price.
Current practice codified 1978
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