Purpose: The Instructional Materials Committee reviews curriculum intended for districtwide use and makes recommendation for approval to the board of directors.
Primary Functions: The instructional materials committee shall receive from curriculum development committees and other professional personnel all requests for district adoptions. The committee will act upon these requests by examining, evaluating, and presenting final recommendations for school board action. The committee will also act on all appeals from decisions of the building instructional materials committee as a part of the process for acting on complaints regarding instructional materials as outlined in Procedure 2020P. The executive director of leadership and learning may ask the committee to act in an advisory capacity in helping to determine areas of the curriculum in which instructional materials need to be reviewed and acquired. The leadership and learning board committee will review and evaluate the variety and costs of requests for purchase of instructional materials.
Membership: Individual members shall be appointed by the superintendent of schools, subject to approval of the board of directors. Members include:
- Executive Director of Leadership and Learning – 1
- Elementary Principal – 1
- Secondary Principal – 1
- Classroom Teachers (Elementary, Middle School, High School) – 1 each
- Special Education Representative – 1
- Citizen Representatives – 3
In addition, temporary appointments of one year or less may be made in order to bring into the committee certain professional staff members needed to facilitate completion of short-range tasks. (Examples: math specialist, reading specialist, media specialist, administrator, music instructor, etc.) Members will be nominated by their respective groups. Nominations are to be forwarded to the superintendent no later than September 15 of each year. The superintendent shall present his/her recommended list of members to the board for approval at the second meeting in September.
Terms: The executive director of leadership and learning shall be a permanent member of the committee. Teachers will serve for 1 year and represent the content under review for that year. All other members of the committee shall have three-year terms. The terms for patrons will be staggered so that every year a new patron is appointed or reappointed.
Meetings: Meetings of the district instructional materials committee are subject to the Open Public Meetings Law and must be announced, in writing, to the press not less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to each meeting. Meetings will be held as needed and will be convened by the chairperson of the committee or at the request of a majority of the members.
Officers: The executive director(s) of leadership and learning shall serve as chairperson(s) and as recorder.
As described in Policy 2020