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3000 Series - Educational Programs » 3200 Selection of Textbooks and Supplementary Materials

3200 Selection of Textbooks and Supplementary Materials

To help fulfill the educational goals and objectives of the school district, the Wilkes County Board of Education strives to provide media which will enrich and support the curriculum while improving literacy and technological skills. Materials also should be representative of the rich diversity of our nation and the world and appropriate for the maturity levels and abilities of the students.
Basic textbooks shall be selected by a district level committee composed of representatives appointed by the school principal. Teachers must select supplementary materials appropriate for the curriculum, instructional needs of students, and methods of instruction. Each school’s print and non-print media and technology equipment shall meet the needs of all students by providing for diverse learning styles and interests of individuals. The school’s collection will include materials to assist staff with professional growth. All materials, technology equipment, and non-consumable supplies, regardless of their fund source, shall be processed, cataloged, and inventoried through the school’s media center. The school media coordinator is responsible for removing resources in the media center that are outdated or no longer aligned with the curriculum.
Each school shall have a media technology advisory committee to make decisions concerning media and technology supplies, issues, and funding. This committee shall be composed of the Media Specialist, at least one teacher representative from each area of the curriculum (subject area, grade level, or teacher team) and the principal of the school. It is recommended that each committee include a parent and a student. The school’s Instructional Technology Facilitator and the Director of Technology and Media will serve as a resource for the committee as needed.
Wilkes County Schools appreciates the donation of books to our schools. In order to ensure donated books are age and content appropriate, they must be submitted for review. Individuals or groups wishing to donate books to a specific school must submit the books for review to the principal. Books donated to multiple schools must be submitted to the Superintendent or his/her designee for review before being delivered to the schools.
Legal References: U.S. Const. amend. I; N.C. Const. art. I, ә 14; G.S. 115C-45, -47, -81, -98, - 98(b) -101
Cross References: Goals and Objectives of the Educational Program (policy 3000), School Improvement Plan (policy 3430)
Adopted: November 7, 2005
Revised: July 3, 2006