Primary instructional materials must be approved by the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education. The K–12 Multiple Copy Literature List identifies fiction and nonfiction books that support the specific state standards, grade level expectation, and evidence outcome. These books may be used as primary instructional materials and require Board approval.
- The following information outlines the LPS K–12 Multiple Copy Literature List approval process: The district Approval Request for New Titles form must be completed by a district staff member. The request must describe the alignment between the recommended title and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts and/or Colorado Academic Standards. The request must address any issues that might reasonably be considered controversial. A copy of the book must accompany the request, with potentially controversial areas marked for review. The form must specify the minimum grade level for which the book is being recommended.
- At least three (3) staff members must read the book and sign the request form.
- A building administrator must review and sign the completed district Approval Request for New Titles form.
- The completed district Approval Request for New Titles is submitted to the learning services office for processing.
- The learning services office reviews the form to verify that it is complete.
- The learning services office forwards the form and copies of the book to the District Materials Approval Committee.
- The District Materials Approval Committee may accept, reject, or revise the approval request.
- The learning services office presents to the Board of Education books recommended for approval by the District Materials Approval Committee.
- The Board of Education takes action on the approval request. The Board may accept, reject, or revise the approval request.
- The learning services office communicates the decision of the Board to the appropriate district council and posts approved titles on the district Multiple Copy Literature list.