North Knox School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

2510 - ADOPTION OF CURRICULAR MATERIALS

For purposes of this policy, "curricular materials" means systematically organized materials designed to provide a specific level of instruction in a subject matter category, including:

 

A.

books;

   
 

B.

hardware that will be consumed, accessed, or used by a single student during a semester or school year;

   
 

C.

computer software; and

   
 

D.

digital content.

Curricular materials used as part of the educational program of the Corporation shall be approved by the Board, and the Board shall make approved curricular materials available for rental or purchase by each student enrolled in a public school located in the attendance area served by the Board if that school is in compliance with the minimum certification standards established by the State Board of Education.

If a student has paid rental or use fees for curricular materials, such as textbooks, electronic textbooks, consumable hardware, computer software, digital content, disposable materials, software copyright licenses, hardware to utilize software provided, or other curricular materials, and the student transfers, withdraws, is expelled, or is unable to complete or continue to participate in a class, or activity, or utilize a school service for which the student or his/her parents have paid the applicable rental or use fee, the Corporation shall refund an amount equal to the total fee multiplied by the percentage of the semester, grading period or activity season remaining at the time the student transfers, withdraws, is expelled from the class, quits, or is cut from the activity, so long as one-fourth (1/4) or more of the semester, grading period, or activity season remains and the amount of refund, rounded up to the nearest dollar amount, equals or exceeds $5.00.

If a student transfers, withdraws, or is expelled from school, or withdraws or is cut from a school activity for which the student or his/her parents have paid fees for curricular materials and are owed a refund of all, or a proportionate share of any fees amounting to at least $5.00, the Corporation shall promptly refund such fees if the address of the student or his/her parent is known or if requested by the student or his/her parents by the end of the school year in which the fees were paid. The right to a refund fee shall be forfeited if not requested by the end of the school year in which the right to a refund accrues. Parents and students shall be given written notice of this policy at the time of school enrollment.

The Corporation may write-off any outstanding unpaid fees for rent or use of curricular materials of $5.00 or less, if not paid by August 1 of the school year following the school year or activity season in which the debt for nonpayment of fees for curricular materials was incurred.

Unpaid fees for rent or use of curricular materials in excess of $5.00 may, at the discretion of the school treasurer or his/her designee, be written off three (3) years after the end of the school year or activity season in which the debt for nonpayment of fees for curricular materials was incurred. Fees in excess of $5.00 may be written off at any time, if the principal, or his/her designee, determines the student’s parents, or the student, if age eighteen (18) or older or an emancipated minor, is unable to pay.

I.C. 20-18-2-2.7 - Curricular materials defined
I.C. 20-20-5.5 – Curricular materials
I.C. 20-26-12 – Textbooks
511 IAC 6.2-3.1 – Research based core reading program requirement
511 IAC 9 – Textbook adoption
IDOE Memo dated 2/8/2012 – "Updates to Textbook Adoption Procedures"
IDOE "FAQs Regarding New State Textbook Adoption Procedures, Textbook Rental
Fees, and 1:1 Device Initiatives
IDOE Memo "Textbook and Computer Scenarios"
Indiana State Board of Accounts,
Public Schools Audit Manual
Indiana State Board of Accounts, School Administrator

Revised 3/14/14
Revised 6/8/16
Revised 11/16/16

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