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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), and SB 70 (Ch. 7, Statutes of 2011), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-09 through 2014-15 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.

The Governing Board recognizes that school library media centers support the educational program by providing access to a variety of informational resources. The Board desires to provide school libraries with up-to-date books, reference materials, and electronic information resources necessary to promote literacy, support students in achieving academic standards, and prepare students to become lifelong learners.

(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6161 - Equipment, Books and Materials)

(cf. 6163.4 - Student Use of Technology)

(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)

School libraries shall be open for use by students and teachers during the school day. (Education Code 18103)

Library Plan

Whenever a school receives state funding for school and library improvement pursuant to Education Code 41570-41573, the school site council shall develop a single plan for student achievement which incorporates a districtwide plan for school libraries. (Education Code 41572)

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

Fees

Students shall be allowed to borrow school library materials at no charge for use in the library and classrooms as well as out of school. (5 CCR 16042)

(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)

To encourage students to return materials in a timely manner, a nominal fee shall be charged for the late return of materials.

(cf. 5125.2 - Withholding Grades, Diploma or Transcripts)

Library Instruction

Teacher librarians and/or classroom teachers shall provide library instruction to develop students' information literacy skills. Such instruction shall be aligned with state academic standards for library instruction and shall prepare students to:

1. Access information by applying knowledge of the organization of libraries, print materials, digital media, and other sources

2. Evaluate and analyze information to determine appropriateness in addressing the scope of inquiry

3. Organize, synthesize, create, and communicate information

4. Integrate information literacy skills into all areas of learning and pursue information independently to become life-long learners

Classroom teachers also may provide support to administrators and other staff by identifying instructional materials that will aid in the development of curriculum and instructional activities and by providing information about effective and ethical uses of school library services and equipment.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

1703 Coordination of district library services by county superintendent

1770-1775 Provision of library services by county superintendent

18100-18203 School libraries

18300-18571 Union high school district/unified school district library district

19335-19336 Reading Initiative Program; recommended books

41570-41573 School and Library Improvement Block Grant

42605 Tier 3 categorical flexibility

44868-44869 Qualifications and employment of library media teachers

45340-45349 Instructional aides

60119 Sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials; public hearing

60240-60251.5 State Instructional Materials Fund, purchase of classroom library materials

60420-60424 Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program

REPEALED EDUCATION CODE FOR CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS

18181 Districtwide library plan

52012 Establishment of school site council

52014-52015 School plans

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

16040-16043 School libraries

80053 Library media service teaching credential

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6383 Improving Literacy Through School Libraries grant program

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

School Library Program Standards, September 2010

School Library Standards for Students, September 2010

Check It Out! Assessing School Library Media Programs, 1998

Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION PUBLICATIONS

Standards and Guidelines for Strong School Libraries, 2004

WEB SITES

American Library Association: http://www.ala.org

California Department of Education, School Libraries: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/lb

California Library Association: http://www.cla-net.org

California School Library Association: http://www.csla.net

Policy KINGSBURG ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: February 21, 2012 Kingsburg, California