Williamsville Central School District

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Instructional Materials

Adoption Date: 7/7/2009
8000 - Instruction

8310 PURPOSES OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The purpose of instructional materials shall be to implement, enrich, and support the educational program of the school.

Instructional materials should contribute to the development of positive character and intellectual development of the students.

The Board of Education shall provide the faculty and students in the District with such instructional materials as are educationally needed and financially feasible to make the instructional program meaningful to students of all levels of ability. In addition, the Board will ensure that all instructional materials will be made available in a usable alternative format for each student with a disability at the same time as such instructional materials are available to non-disabled students. The alternative format must meet the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) defined in federal law.

The Board delegates the primary responsibility for the selection of instructional materials to the Superintendent of Schools and the professional staff while retaining to itself final approval.

Any criticism of instructional materials that are in the schools be submitted in writing to the Building Principal.

A student may be excused from study of specific materials if these materials are in conflict with the religious beliefs of his/her parents or guardians. Alternatives may be provided which are of instructional value.

20 United States Code (USC) Section 1474(e)(3)(B)
Education Law Section 701 et seq.
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Parts 155 and 200.2

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