8340 - Textbooks
|Policy: Textbooks||Policy Number: 8340|
|Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002||Date Revision Adopted: 05/16/2012|
|Reviewed by Policy Committee: 06/20/2018||Date of Next Review: 08/19/2021|
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It is the responsibility of the Jordan-Elbridge Central School District to purchase and supply textbooks to all students residing within the school district. Textbooks are to be used for the basic study of a subject.
The term “textbook” as used in the policy refers to any workbook, review book, commercial textbook in print or digital content and electronic materials which are required to achieve specific district curricular or program objectives for course or grade level.
The Board of Education shall make provision for funds to be budgeted for the purchase of textbooks and related instructional materials.
Any textbook assigned or loaned to a student which is lost, damaged, destroyed (other than normal wear and tear), or rendered useless will be reimbursed by the student to the district. The cost of such reimbursement will be the replacement value of the textbook as determined by the current catalog price.
Each Textbook shall be reviewed by committee made up of the “subject” teachers, English department and a selection of students. The Board shall be presented with a minimum of 2 to 3 textbook options. Based on the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education shall approve the textbooks to be used. Once approved, textbooks cannot be superseded within a period of five (5) years except by a majority vote of the board.