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, Building Principal, and academic department directors as appropriate 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.
Education Law Section 3204(5)
8 NYCRR Section 135.3
NOTE: Refer also to Policies #8320 – Selection of Library and Multimedia Materials
Adopted July 6, 2021