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INSTRUCTION                                                                                                                                      2311

Curriculum Texts and Instructional Materials

The Board is legally responsible to approve and to provide the curriculum texts used in the District.  Textbooks should provide quality learning experiences for students and:

  • Enrich and support the curriculum;
  • Stimulate growth in knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic value, and ethical standards;
  • Provide background information to enable students to make intelligent judgments;
  • Present unbiased opposing sides of controversial issues;
  • Be representative of the many religious, ethnic, and cultural groups and their contributions to our American heritage;
  • Depict in an accurate and unbiased way the cultural diversity and pluralistic nature of American society.

The Administration will ensure basic instructional course material in the fundamental skill areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies will be reviewed at intervals not exceeding five (5) years.  All instructional materials must be sequential and must be compatible with previous and future offerings.

Instructional materials may be made available for loan to students when the best interest of the District and student will be served by such a decision.  Students will not be charged for normal wear.  They will be charged replacement cost, however, as well as for excessive wear, unreasonable damage, or lost materials.  The professional staff will maintain records necessary for the proper accounting of all instructional materials.

Cross Reference:

  • 2314    Learning Materials Review

Legal Reference:

  • § 20-4-402, MCA       Duties of district superintendent or county high school principal
  • § 20-7-601, MCA Free textbook provisions
  • § 20-7-602, MCA Textbook selection and adoption

Policy History:

Adopted on: February 2002
Revised on: April 2011