IV. Instruction (formerly #6141.1)
B. Instructional Resources and Materials
1. Free Textbooks and Other Instructional Materials
b. Instructional Materials/Textbook Replacement and Modernization
Instructional materials/textbook replacement and modernization in the Narragansett Schools will be based on an assessment conducted annually by the administrator for curriculum and instruction. In addition, the administrator will review the entire series of instructional materials/textbooks for a curriculum area. This review will ascertain whether instructional materials/textbooks exist in sufficient quantity to meet instructional program requirements; are content current and relevant to instructional program requirements; and are in usable condition. Every effort will be made to provide textbooks which are current and consistent with the approved learning objectives for each curriculum area.
When a change in textbook is needed, the recommendation of teachers and administrators shall guide the Superintendent in making recommendations to the School Committee.
The School Committee will provide a sufficient number of instructional materials/textbooks to ensure that each pupil in a classroom has instructional materials/textbooks for his/her own use by the first day of school. Materials are assigned to students on a loan basis. Each student is responsible for the return of instructional materials/textbooks and must pay for such materials if lost, stolen, or damaged beyond normal use.
Reference: General Laws of
Cross Reference: See “Selection of Instructional Materials”, Policy #6141
Adopted: June 3, 1987
Reaffirmed: June 21, 2006 Narragansett, Rhode Island