Primary instructional materials must be approved by the Board of Education. The K-12 Multiple Copy Literature List identifies fiction and non-fiction books that support district-approved curriculum learner objectives, and may be used as primary instructional materials in classrooms.
The approval process for books appearing on the Multiple Copy Literature List is rigorous and ensures that multiple readers have assessed the merits of new additions to the list. Highlights of the process include the following:
- A district teacher may request the addition of a new title to the list; three teachers must read the book and sign the request form. A school administrator must review and sign the request form.
- The request must describe the alignment between the book and district curriculum.
- The request must address any issues that might reasonably be considered controversial.
- The request must specify a minimum grade level for which the book is recommended.
- A district-level Literature Approval Committee reviews all requests for additions to the Literature List.
- Titles approved by the Literature Approval Committee are submitted to the Board of Education for consideration.
- Titles are added to the Multiple Copy Literature List following Board approval.