ST. LOUIS BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY
Equipment, Books and Materials
The Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the superintendent, shall make provisions for the selection and acquisition of appropriate textbooks, supplementary instructional materials, teaching aids, art supplies, musical instruments, athletic equipment, laboratory equipment, audiovisual equipment, standardized tests and questionnaires and, similar materials needed for the district's instructional program.
The superintendent in conjunction with teachers, other professional staff members, and parents shall provide the board with recommendations for instructional materials that reflect the following philosophy:
To provide materials that will enrich and support the curriculum and are up-to-date. These materials should be matched to the district's objectives and student developmental levels and achievement.
To provide materials that will stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values, and ethical standards.
To provide a background of information that will enable students to make intelligent judgments in their daily lives.
To provide materials on opposing sides of controversial issues so that young citizens may develop, under guidance, the practice of critical reading and thinking.
To provide materials representative of varied religious, ethnic, and cultural groups and their contribution to our heritage.
Every effort will be made to ensure the acquisition and equitable distribution of instructional resources consistent with the budget.
Legal: Missouri School Improvement Standard 7.3
Revised: September 8, 1998
Revised: December 07, 1999