Library Media and Classroom Instructional Materials Selection
The Board of Education shall provide a wide range of instructional materials on all levels of difficulty, with diversity of appeal and the presentation of different points of view.
The primary objective of the library media program is to implement, enrich, and support the educational program. To this end, the Board asserts that the responsibility of the media program shall be to provide in totality:
a. Materials that will support and enrich the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interests abilities and maturity levels of the students served.
b. Materials that will stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values, and ethical standards.
c. A background of information which will enable students to make intelligent judgments in their daily lives.
d. Materials on opposing sides of controversial issues so that, as young citizens, they may develop, under guidance, the practice of critical thinking.
e. Materials which represent a pluralistic society and the contributions of the many religious, ethnic, and cultural groups to the American heritage.
f. Materials that place principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice.
g. Materials which serve to eliminate stereotyping.
Ultimate responsibility for the approval of selected instructional materials rests with the Board. The media specialist, teachers, district administrator, and consultants shall be involved in the materials selection process. The media specialist will be responsible for coordinating the selection of instructional materials and maintaining qualitative standards in the selection process.
Parents and students will be encouraged to make recommendations, and their recommendations will be given due consideration in the selection process.
Curriculum committees appointed by the district administrator will be responsible for coordinating the evaluation and developing recommendations for the Board regarding the selection of classroom instructional materials. Committee members will be representative of appropriate subject areas and instructional levels and of library media services.
The Friess Lake School District shall not discriminate in the selection and evaluation of instructional and library materials or media on the basis of sex, race, national origin, color, religion, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability. Discrimination complaints shall be processed in accordance with established procedures.
LEGAL REFERENCE: WISCONSIN STATUTES
118.13 Pupil Discrimination Prohibited
121.02(1)(h) School district Standards
WISCONSIN ADMINISTRATIVE CODE:
CROSS-REFERENCE: 362 Rule, Materials Selection Guidelines
363 Library Media Centers
411-Rule Discrimination Complaint Procedures
871 Public Complaints About Instructional and Library Materials
Adopted: March 16, 2000
FRIESS LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT