Williamsville Central School District

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Instructional Materials

Adoption Date: 7/7/2009
8000 - Instruction

8330 OBJECTION TO INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Any criticism of instructional materials that are in the schools should be submitted in writing to the Building Principal. The Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and the Board of Education will be informed. A committee, designated by the Building Principal, will investigate and judge the challenged material according to the principles and qualitative standards stated in Policy #8320 -- Selection of Library and Multimedia Materials. The building committee will respond in writing to the complainant and include information about the appeal process.

Study of Specific Materials/Conflict with Religious Beliefs
In accordance with applicable law and regulation, a student may be excused from the study of specific materials relating to health and hygiene if these materials are in conflict with the religion of his/her parents/guardians. Alternatives may be provided that are of comparable instructional value.

Education Law Section 3204(5)
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Section 135.3

Policy References:
Refer also to Policies

  • #8320 -- Selection of Library and Multimedia Materials
  • #8360 -- Religious Expression in the Instructional Program
Policy Cross References:

  •  » 8320 - SELECTION OF LIBRARY AND MULTIMEDIA MATERIALS
  •  » 8360 - RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
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