605.2 Instructional Materials Inspection
Parents and other members of the school district community may view the instructional materials used by the students. All instructional materials, including teacher's manuals, films, tapes or other supplementary material which will be used in connection with any survey, analysis, or evaluation as part of any federally funded programs must be available for inspection by parents.
The instructional materials must be viewed on school district premises. (Copies may be obtained according to board policy.)
Parents and guardians of students will be provided view-only access to select instructional materials through the district's classroom management software. Select instructional and library materials include:
- A catalog of books available in the school library
- Electronic textbooks and core materials that are written and published primarily for use in elementary and secondary school instruction, and are required by the classroom teacher for use by students.
- Relevant portions of required printed textbooks and materials, if it is practical for district staff to digitize and upload;
- Any other materials as determined by the classroom teacher
In determining what materials should be posted on the district's classroom management software platform, the district will balance the desire for transparency with the time constraints of existing job duties and demands of employees. Parents and guardians should be advised that while district employees strive to keep information current, the most up to date materials are available upon request and subject to all applicable laws.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding the inspection and/or reconsideration of instructional materials.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 280.3, .14; 301.
281 I.A.C. 12.3(12).
Cross Reference: Policy 602.9 Curriculum Development
Policy 603.5 Selection of Instructional Materials
Policy Primer - Volume 8, Number 1 - August 10, 1994
Modified: 08/16/21; 10/17/22
Reviewed: 08/02/21; 10/17/22
- Series 600 Educational Program