The Advance R-IV School District Board of Education has the ultimate responsibility for establishing the curriculum and for purchasing instructional, media and library materials to be used by the district.However, the Board recognizes that its authority to remove or censor materials because of ideological or religious content may be limited pursuant to state and federal law.


The Board encourages community input and comments regarding the districtís instructional, media and library materials and directs the district staff to answer all questions regarding the selection of the materials.The superintendent or designee will create procedures to efficiently address community member questions or concerns and to provide for an adequate review of the materials, if necessary.


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Note:†† The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.


Adopted:††††††††† December 12, 2002




Cross Refs:†††††† BDDH, Public Participation at Board Meetings

IIA, Instructional Materials

IIAC, Instructional Media Centers/School Libraries


Legal Refs:†††††† Board of Education, Island Trees Union Free School District v. Pico, 457 ††††††††††††† U.S. 853, 871 (1982)


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