Instructional materials will be selected by the professional staff.
When selecting instructional materials, the School Committee expects the
staff to consider the rights, freedoms, and responsibilities of
students, parents and teachers. Every effort will be made to:
- Preserve the students’ rights to learn in an atmosphere of academic freedom;
- Support the teachers’ right to exercise professional judgment in
their work and balance this right with their responsibility to meet the
national and state standards as well as published district curriculum
- Select materials which reflect current research and instructional methodology.
The Superintendent shall establish guidelines for the selection of
major instructional materials, such as textbooks. Selection committees
will include teachers who will use the texts, administrators, and other
staff members if appropriate. Materials selected should have
intellectual integrity, should develop and foster an appreciation of the
cultural diversity of our pluralistic society, and must be consistent
with the district Social Justice Commitment. Students, parents and
other community members who are interested and/or skilled in the area
may be invited to serve on selection committees or be provided with the
opportunity to review materials under consideration before final
All supplemental materials will be subject to review by the Principal and by the Superintendent or his/her designee.
Region Voted to Approve: 12/04/07
Amherst Voted to Approve: 12/11/07
Pelham Voted to Approve: 1/03/08
Effective Date: 1/03/08