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PUBLIC COMPLAINTS ABOUT LEARNING RESOURCES

Policy Number: 
Board File: KEC

It is the responsibility of the Board of Education to establish and apply the curriculum of the Douglas County School District Re-1.  The selection of learning resources is delegated to the professionally trained personnel employed by the District. It is the policy of the Board of Education to provide channels of communication and a fair procedure for citizens to follow in expressing and resolving concerns about learning resources, including instructional materials and activities, and in teaching the curriculum.

Complaints about learning resources shall be presented in writing in accordance with the supporting regulations of this policy, which the Superintendent is authorized to enact.  The standards and procedure for review shall be consistently applied in recognition of the respective rights and responsibilities of all concerned.  Materials shall be considered for their educational suitability and shall not be proscribed or removed because of a partisan or doctrinal disapproval. Challenges which are not resolved at the building level shall be submitted to a Challenged Materials Committee for review and recommendation to the superintendent.  The decision of the superintendent may be appealed to the Board of Education or reviewed at the Board’s request. The decision of the Board will be final.
 

Adopted prior to 1974
Revised:  June 25, 1985
Revised:  July 21, 1987
Revised:  April 6, 1993
Revised:  May, 2012
 

CROSS REFS.:
KEC-R, Public Complaints
KEC-E, Citizen's Request for Reconsideration of Learning Resources