Adoption Date: 7/13/2005
8000 - Instruction
8330 Objection to Instructional Materials
SUBJECT: OBJECTION TO INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
Any criticism of instructional materials that are in the schools should be submitted in writing to the Superintendent. The Board of Education will be informed. A committee, including the librarian and Building Principal, will be designated by the Superintendent to investigate and judge the challenged material according to the principles and qualitative standards stated in Policy #8320 -- Selection of Library and Audiovisual Materials.
Curriculum Areas In Conflict With Religious Beliefs
In accordance with applicable law and regulation, a student may be excused from the study of specific materials relating to health and hygiene if these materials are in conflict with the religion of his/her parents/guardians. Alternatives may be provided that are of comparable instructional value.
Education Law Section 3204(5)
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR)
Refer also to Policies
#8320 -- Selection of Library and Audiovisual Materials
#8360 -- Religious Expression in the Instructional Program
Policy Cross References:
» 8320 - Selection of Library and Audiovisual Materials
» 8360 - Religious Expression in the Instructional Program