As the governing body of the school district, the Board is legally responsible for the selection of instructional materials. Since the Board is a policymaking body, it delegates to the District’s professional personnel the authority for the selection of instructional and library materials in accordance with this policy.
Instructional materials for school classrooms and school libraries shall be selected by the appropriate professional personnel in consultation with the administration, teachers and students. Final decision on purchase shall rest with the Chief Education Officer or designee, subject to approval by the Board. All instructional resources and materials shall be aligned with the District’s academic standards and support the District’s educational objectives.
All textbooks, library materials and other instructional resources and materials shall be available for inspection by students’ parents/guardians.
Adopted: November 3, 1977
Revised: July 21, 1983
Revised: October 1, 1991
Revised to conform with practice: date of manual revision
Revised: September 2, 1999
Revised: May 13, 2010
Revised: October 27, 2011
Revised: July 10, 2014
Reviewed: August 10, 2017
C.R.S. 22-32-109 (1)(t) (Board duty to determine educational programs and prescribe textbooks)
C.R.S. 22-32-110 (1)(r) (Board power to exclude immoral or pernicious materials and books)
C.R.S. 22-54-105 (1) (budgeting for instructional supplies and materials)
DB, Annual Budget, and subcodes
IMB, Teaching about Controversial/Sensitive Issues
KEC, Public Concerns/Complaints about Instructional Resources