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605.5 School Library

Code No. 605.5 


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

Materials for the libraries will be acquired according to board policy, "Instructional Materials Selection." The district may 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 school 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 board policy.  

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

It is the responsibility of the superintendent 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. 


NOTE:  This is a mandatory policy and reflects the educational standards.  The language in italics is optional and is not a legal requirement.  However, districts may wish to make this information accessible to parents and guardians to increase transparency for the school community. 

Legal Reference:    Iowa Code §§ 256.7(24); 279.8; 280.14; 301.

281 I.A.C. 12.3(11), (12).

Cross References:

605.06                Internet - Appropriate Use

605.06-R(1)            Internet - Appropriate Use - Regulation

605.06-E(1)            Internet - Appropriate Use - Internet Access Permission Letter to Parents

605.06-E(2)            Internet - Appropriate Use - Violation Notice

Approved: 2/8/17, Reviewed: , Revised 6/14/23

Grinnell-Newburg School District, Grinnell, IA