San Mateo Un HSD | BP 1312.2 Community Relations
Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials
Questioned or Challenged Materials
The Board of Trustees recognizes and accepts its responsibility to review and adopt all courses offered and basic texts used in the district. The Board also recognizes that learning materials other than basic texts are used in many courses and it has adopted procedures which placed the responsibility for their selection and review at the school level. Notwithstanding the best of efforts on the parts of the Board and staff to select materials which are consistent with the stated intentions of the adopted courses, the Board is aware of the rights and responsibilities of parents/guardians and other community members to challenge the appropriateness of any materials used in district programs. To this end this policy is adopted to provide a process for a timely and reasoned review of challenged materials.
1. Each question or challenge shall be limited to a single instructional material.
2. The criteria used to determine the validity of a challenge or question shall be the same criteria used in the selection of an instructional material.
3. The review process shall be implemented in a prompt and expeditious manner.
4. The questioned or challenged material will be maintained in use until the review process is completed.
18111 Exclusion of books by governing board
35010 Control of district; prescription and enforcement of rules
35186 Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures
44805 Enforcement of course of studies; use of textbooks, rules and regulations
51501 Subject matter reflecting on race, color, etc.
60119 Public hearing on sufficiency of materials
60226 Requirements for publishers and manufacturers
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROGRAM ADVISORIES
1002.90 Selection of Instructional Materials, CIL: 90/91-02
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Standards for Evaluation of Instructional Materials with Respect to Social Content, 1986 edition, revised 2001
California Department of Education, Curriculum and Instruction: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci
Policy SAN MATEO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: July 15, 2010 San Mateo, California