605.3 - Objection to Instructional Materials

Policy 605.03: Objection to Instructional Materials

Original Adopted Date: 05/14/2018
Last Reviewed Date: 11/14/2022
Revise: 08/15/2023

Members of the school district community may object to the instructional and library materials utilized in the school district and ask for their use to be reconsidered.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principals, to develop administrative regulations for reconsideration of instructional materials. Information related to the process for reconsideration of instructional and library materials will be made available on the district’s website.

Parents or guardians of students enrolled in the district have the ability to request that their student not be able to  access certain instructional materials or check out certain library materials. For purposes of prohibiting access to instructional materials, Iowa law has defined instructional materials to mean either printed or electronic textbooks and related core materials that are written and published primarily for use in elementary school and secondary school instruction and are required by a state educational agency or district for use by students in the student’s classes by the teacher of record.  Instructional materials does not include lesson plans.

Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 74; 280.3, .14; 301.
281 I.A.C. 12.3(12).

I.C. Iowa Code

Iowa Code  § 279.8: Directors - General Rules - Bonds of Employees
Iowa Code  § 280.14: Uniform School Requirements - Administrators
Iowa Code  § 280.3: Education Program - Attendance Center Requirements
Iowa Code  § 301: Textbooks
Iowa Code 279.74: Powers and Duties - Specific Defined Concepts

I.A.C. Iowa Administrative Code
281 I.A.C. 12.3: Administration

Cross References: 213: Public Participation in Board Meetings