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Contents of Complaints Regarding Instructional Materials   

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(a) A complaint related to instructional materials may allege as follows:

(1) A pupil, including an English learner, does not have standards-aligned textbooks or instructional materials or state adopted or district adopted textbooks or other required instructional materials to use in class.

(2) A pupil does not have access to textbooks or instructional materials to use at home or after school. This does not require two sets of textbooks or instructional materials for each pupil.

(3) Textbooks or instructional materials are in poor or unusable condition, having missing pages, or are unreadable due to damage.

(4) A pupil was provided photocopied sheets from only a portion of a textbook or instructional materials to address a shortage of textbooks or instructional materials.

(b) A complaint related to instructional materials shall identify:

(1) the school;

(2) the course or grade level in which the deficiency(ies) in instructional materials exist;

(3) the teacher of the course or grade level; and

(4) the specific nature of the deficiency or deficiencies as specified in subsection (a).

(c) A complaint may include as much text to explain the deficiency or deficiencies in instructional materials as complainant feels necessary. A complaint may contain more than one allegation of deficiency or deficiencies in the instructional material.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031


Education Code 35186

(Added by Register 2005, No. 52.)