Community Relations





The Board of Education has provided policy and administrative regulations to ensure that careful and thorough processes precede the adoption and/or acquisition of instructional materials. In implementing such policies and in providing such materials, the Board of Education is aware of its responsibilities in relationship to First Amendment constitutional issues, the adopted curriculum, and the morals, values and needs of a diverse district constituency. Diversity of opinion is inherent in a free society. In spite of this diversity, the Board of Education and its staff must reach and implement consensus of judgement in order to provide for the educational needs of students.

It is the policy of the Board of Education that persons having complaints about approved instructional materials or materials recommended for approval seek resolution through informal procedures with the administrator responsible for the program which is using the material. In the event that the complaint cannot be resolved through the informal process, the complainant will be advised of the formal complaint procedure. The complainant will be provided with a copy of this policy, the supporting administrative regulations, and any necessary form(s).

Formal complaints regarding instructional materials must be submitted in writing. A review and disposition will be made in accordance with the administrative regulations which implement this policy.


Legal Reference:

Education Amendments of 1978, P.L. 95-561 Title I Amendments of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 Sub-part 3, Program Requirements and Applications Section 128, Complaint Resolution


Education Code

Section 3950




Section 3951



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