School City of East Chicago
Bylaws & Policies


The School Board shall approve all textbooks used as part of the educational program of this Corporation. "Textbook," for purposes of this policy, shall mean the principal source of instructional material for any given course of study, in whatever form the material may be presented, that is available or distributed to every student enrolled in the course.

The Superintendent shall be responsible for the selection and recommendation of textbooks for Board consideration. In considering the approval of any proposed textbook, the Board will weigh its decision based on recommendations related to:

 A.suitability for the maturity level and educational accomplishment of the students who will be using the book;

 B.freedom from bias;

 C.relationship to the curriculum adopted by the Board;

 D.relationship to a continuous multigrade program;

 E.impact on community standards;

 F.manner of selection.

The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines for the selection of textbooks that includes effective consultation with an Advisory Committee of parents and professional staff members at all appropriate levels.

The Board shall make textbooks available to all students on a rental basis.

I.C. 20-20-5
511 IAC 9

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