2540: Selection Adoption and Removal of Curricular Materials

Gooding Jt. School District 231


INSTRUCTION                                                                                                                        2540


Selection, Adoption, and Removal of Curricular Materials


Curriculum committees will be responsible for recommending textbooks and major instructional materials for consideration by the Board as curricular materials. This includes materials that are and are not covered by the State curriculum materials committee. Recommendations will be made to the Superintendent with a final decision being made by the Board. The function of the committee is to ensure that materials are selected in conformance with stated criteria and established District goals and objectives.


For dual credit courses offered through institutions of higher education, the selection, adoption, and removal of curricular materials is handled by the provider. 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. 


Selection and Adoption


The curricular materials adoption committee should develop, prior to selection, a set of selection criteria against which curricular materials will be evaluated. The criteria should include the following along with other appropriate criteria. Curricular materials shall:


  1. Be congruent with identified instructional objectives;
  2. Present more than one viewpoint on controversial issues;
  3. Present minorities realistically;
  4. Present non-stereotypic models;
  5. Facilitate the sharing of cultural differences; and
  6. Be appropriately priced.




Curricular materials may be removed when they no longer meet the criteria for initial selection, when they are worn out, or when they have been judged inappropriate through the Learning Materials Review Process.


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:  9/13/22

Revised on:

Reviewed on:

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