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Kings Canyon SD |  BP  1312.2  Community Relations

Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials   

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The Governing Board takes great care in the adoption of instructional materials and is aware that all adopted materials may not be acceptable to all students, their parents/guardians, or other district residents.

The Superintendent or designee is directed to implement procedures which will permit proper consideration of any complaints against the use of any instructional materials, including textbooks, supplementary textbooks, library books, and other instructional materials and equipment.

The Board believes the Superintendent is qualified to consider complaints concerning instructional materials. Complainants are advised to consider and accept the Superintendent's decision as final. However, if the complainant finds the decision of the Superintendent unsatisfactory, the complainant may request that the matter be placed on the agenda of a regular Board meeting. The Superintendent shall present to the Board a complete statement of the circumstances concerning the complaint at that meeting. The Board may confirm the Superintendent's decision, direct further review by the administration, or take other action

it deems appropriate. The Board's decision shall be final.

The Board will not allow political party affiliation, racial prejudice, a desire to suppress ideas, or an intent to deny students access to ideas with which the Board disagrees, to influence its decision in any such case.

(cf. 1312.4 - Complaints Concerning Consolidated Categorical Aid Programs)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

18111 Exclusion of books by governing board

35010 Control of district; prescription and enforcement of rules

60000 Power of governing board to select instructional materials

60040-60047 Content requirements for instructional materials

60200-60206 Elementary school material - selection and adoption

60400 Secondary school textbooks - selection and adoption

Management Resources:

CDE PROGRAM ADVISORIES

1002.90 Selection of instructional materials, CIL: 90/91-02

Policy KINGS CANYON JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 2, 1990 Reedley, California