The Committee believes that materials appropriate to the needs of the school program must be available to each student and teacher. These materials include print and/or digital textbooks and accompanying consumables, supplementary materials, library materials, and any other materials used to educate students. The Committee, subject to budgetary constraints, will furnish these materials.
The task of selecting instructional materials for programs will be delegated to the Superintendent and will be consistent with state law and regulation as well as collective bargaining agreements. The Committee will consider and approve major curricula adoptions, and will only approve materials that:
- Present balanced views of international, national, and local issues and problems of the past, present and future.
- Stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, and aesthetic and ethical values.
- Help students develop 21st century skills that support college and career readiness.
- Help develop and foster an appreciation of cultural diversity and development in the United States and throughout the world.
- Provide for all students an effective basic education that does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, physical disabilities, or sexual preference.
- Allow sufficient flexibility for meeting the special needs of individual students and groups of students.
- Advance educational objectives of the district and particular objectives of each course and/or program.
- Contribute toward continuity, integration, and articulation of the curriculum.
- Reflect consideration of physical and/or electronic characteristics and format, durability, duration of applicability to the course or program, price, and professional development opportunities for staff members.
MSC first vote: 11/18/14
MSC second vote: 12/9/14