108.  ADOPTION OF TEXTBOOKS - Pg.

108.  ADOPTION OF TEXTBOOKS

1.        Authority

        SC 508, 801, 803

      Pol. 006

The Board shall, by an affirmative vote of a majority of the full Board, adopt all textbooks used for instruction in the district’s educational program.  The Board shall establish a planned cycle of textbook review and replacement.

2.        Definition

Textbooks shall be defined as the books used as the basic source of information in the planned instruction.

3.        Delegation of         Responsibility

        SC 508, 803

      Pol. 006

The Assistant Superintendent/Director of Curriculum & Instruction shall be responsible for the selection and recommendation of textbooks for Board consideration.  No adoption or change of textbooks shall be made without the Assistant Superintendent's/Director of Curriculum & Instruction’s recommendation, except by a two-thirds vote of the Board.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish administrative regulations for reviewing, evaluating and selecting textbooks.

      Pol. 105.1        

A list of all approved textbooks used in district schools shall be maintained by the Director of Curriculum & Instruction and shall be available to Board members, district staff, students, parents/guardians and community members.

References:

School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 508, 801, 803, 807.1

Board Policy – 000, 006, 105.1, 610

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