2520: Curricular/Learning Materials

Gooding Jt. School District 231


INSTRUCTION                                                                                                                        2520


Curricular Materials


The term “curricular materials” is defined as textbook; instructional media, including software; audio/visual media; and internet resources.


The Board is legally responsible for approving and to providing the necessary curricular materials used in the District. Textbooks and instructional materials should provide quality learning experiences for students and:


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


The Board shall establish a curricular materials adoption committee for the purpose of advising the Board on selection of curricular materials for use within the District. At least ½ of this committee must be comprised of persons other than public educators and Trustees and shall include parents of a child or children attending a school or schools within the District. All meetings of the committee shall be held in open session and be duly noticed.


Curricular 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 curricular materials.


Any person may submit oral or written objections to any curricular materials under consideration.

Curricular materials provided for dual credit courses offered by an institution of higher education are selected by the provider and not the District. The District has no control over the selection, adoption and removal of curricular materials and it is the responsibility of the parent to have knowledge of and/or review such prior to student enrollment. 


A complete and cataloged library of all curricular materials and all electronically available curricular materials adopted in the immediate preceding three years shall be maintained at the State Department of Education.



Cross Reference:         2530                                  Learning Materials Review

                                    2540                                  Selection, Adoption and Removal of Curricular              Materials


Legal References:       I.C. § 33-118A                  Curricular Materials — Adoption Procedures

                                    I.C. § 33-512A                  District Trustees – District Curricular Materials Adoption Committees

                                    IDAPA        Curricular Materials Selection


Policy History:

Adopted on:  5/8/12

Revised on:  8/9/22

Reviewed on:

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