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TALBOT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
POLICY CODE-
9.17

EASTON, MD 21601
ADOPTED: 10/20/99
REVIEWED: 07/30/10



TEXTBOOKS

I. The Talbot County Board of Education retains the final authority for determining the acceptance and use of educational materials.

II. The Board recognizes that textbooks are an essential component in the instruction of students. Therefore, the Board directs the Superintendent to set forth administrative procedures to address the following important issues relative to textbooks:

review and adoption procedures

selection guidelines

purchasing guidelines

replacement of lost or damaged texts

disposal of old texts

inventory procedures

III. It is the desire of the Board to provide students with texts that are supportive of curriculum outcomes, reflective of a multicultural perspective, and as current as possible. The board expects that all textbooks, workbooks, and other supplemental instructional materials meet standards and criteria set forth in the administrative regulations. Textbooks will be reviewed at least every five years to assess their suitability for use.

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