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Santa Maria-Bonita SD |  BP  6161.12  Instruction

Supplementary Audio-Visual Materials   

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The Governing Board encourages teachers to use supplementary audio-visual materials which are relevant to curriculum objectives and compatible with the district's mission and vision. By using such materials, teachers can introduce content and instructional strategies that enrich the curriculum, enhance learning, help students make critical judgments, and stimulate their intellectual growth.

Teachers shall carefully preview all supplementary audio visual materials in order to ensure that, in their professional judgment, the materials are:

1. Directly related to the course of study in which they are being used

2. Appropriate for students' ages and maturity levels

Supplementary instructional materials shall be consistent with criteria developed for the selection and evaluation of other instructional materials. The teacher shall secure the approval of the principal or assistant principal regarding the criteria and the use of materials before using them.

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

When using supplementary materials, teachers shall provide appropriate introductory and follow-up activities. In addition, teachers shall ensure that supplementary materials do not supplant the use of basic texts or teaching activities.

All materials shall be used within legal copyright limits.

(cf. 6162.6 - Use of Copyrighted Materials)

(cf. 6141.2 - Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs)

(cf. 6142.1 - Family Life/Sex Education)

(cf. 6144 - Controversial Issues)

Legal Reference:


18111 Exclusion of books by governing board

44806 Duty re instruction in morals, manners and citizenship

51510 Prohibited study or supplemental materials

51511 Religious matters properly included

51550 Sex education materials

60010 Definitions, especially McCarthy v. Fletcher, 207 Cal. App. 3d 130, 1989


adopted: February 12, 1997 Santa Maria, California