Policy Information
Series 8000 - INSTRUCTION
Objection to Instructional Materials
Policy # 8330


Any criticism of instructional materials that are in the schools should be submitted in writing to the Superintendent. The Board of Education will be informed. A committee, including the librarian and Building Principal, will be designated by the Superintendent to investigate and judge the challenged material according to the principles and qualitative standards stated in Policy #8320 -- Selection of Library and Multimedia Materials.


Study of Specific Materials/Conflict with Religious Beliefs


In accordance with applicable law and regulation, a student may be excused from the study of specific materials relating to health and hygiene if these materials are in conflict with the religion of his/her parents/guardians. Alternatives may be provided that are of comparable instructional value.



Policy References:
Education Law Section 3204(5)
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Section 135.3

NOTE: Refer also to Policies #8320 -- Selection of Library and Multimedia Materials
#8360 -- Religious Expression in the Instructional Program

Policy Cross References:
 » 8320 - Selection of Library and Multimedia Materials

Adoption Date: 12/20/2011