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604.6 - School Library

The school district will maintain a school library in each student attendance center for use by students and employees during the school day.

Materials for the libraries will be acquired consistent with all applicable laws and Policy 602.27 Selection of Instructional Materials. The district shall provide access to all parents and guardians of students enrolled in the district an online catalog of all books available to students in the school libraries. This access will be displayed on the district’s website.

Any challenges to library materials will be handled following the process for handling challenges to instructional and library materials as established in Policy 602.29 Objection to Instructional and Library Materials.

It is the responsibility of the building principal in which the school library is located to oversee the use of library materials.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent [or designee] to develop procedures for the selection and replacement of both library and instructional materials, for the acceptance of gifts, and for the weeding of library and instructional materials.

Adopted: 3/99
Reviewed: 7/11; 9/12; 10/13; 4/18; 6/21
Revised: 2/15; 3/23; 8/23
Related Policy: 602.16; 602.16-R; 602.27; 502.27-R; 602.28; 602.28-E1; 602.29; 602.29-R; 602.29-E1
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 256.7(24); 256.11(9); 279.8, .50; 280.6, .14; 301; 281 IAC 12.3(11), (12)
IASB Reference: 605.05
Mandatory Policy