honest differences of opinion may arise about books or materials used
in the public schools. In order to handle questions that might arise in
an impartial and orderly manner, the following procedures shall be
complaints shall be reported immediately to the building principal
involved, whether these come by telephone, letter, or personal
making the complaint shall receive the form "Review of Instructional
Materials." A copy of this form may be picked up in the administrator's
must be completed and returned by the person making the complaint.
questioned will be removed from use, pending committee study and final
action by the Board of Education, unless the material questioned is a
Superintendent of Schools shall, within fifteen (15) days of receipt of
the written request, appoint a review committee of nine people. The
committee shall consist of the administrator of the building involved,
three teachers, a member of the Board of Education, and four lay
persons. The administrator shall serve as secretary.
classroom teachers appointed shall be represented by the grade level or
subject area where the media is used, another grade level or subject
area, and a librarian.
lay persons appointed shall be selected from a list of eight people
recommended to the Superintendent by the president of the Board of
Education. Two of the four persons appointed must be parents/guardians
of children in the schools.
twenty (20) days of the appointment of the committee, the committee
shall meet, review the written request for reconsideration, read the
questioned materials, evaluate, and prepare a written report of its
findings and recommendations to the Superintendent of Schools.
committee may recommend that the questioned materials be:
Superintendent shall, at the next appointed meeting of the Board of
Education, report the recommendations of the Review Committee to the
Board of Education. The decision of the Board will be final.
decision of the Board shall be reported to the principal of the school,
to the complainant, and to other appropriate professional personnel on
the next school day. The principal shall see that the decision of the
Board is carried out.
librarian responsible for that school shall keep on file all pertinent
information concerning the questioned materials or any books or
materials likely to be questioned