Lloydminister Public School Division

(780) 875-5541 Fax: (780) 875-7829

5017 - 46 Street
Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 1R4

Administrative Procedures

Administrative Procedure 205

Instructional Materials and Equipment

Background

The Lloydminster Public School Division is responsible for the selection of all instructional materials and equipment.  The selection of such materials and equipment shall be made in accordance with the criteria and objectives as found in these procedures.

Procedures

Objectives for the Selection of Instructional Materials 

  1. The primary objective in the selection of materials is to implement, enrich, and
    support the educational program of the school.  Materials shall include: 
    1. Materials that will enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the
      varied interests, abilities, and maturity levels of students served.
    2. Materials that will stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values, and ethical standards.
    3. Materials which will provide background information enabling students to make intelligent judgments in their daily lives.
    4. Materials of a high quality in order to ensure a comprehensive collection appropriate for the users of the school.

Responsibility for Selection of Materials

  1. The responsibility for the judicious selection of instructional materials for use in schools is
    delegated to the professionally-trained personnel employed by the school system.  These
    persons are to be guided by recommended lists of instructional materials authorized by
    the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education and/or the Director of Education.

Complaints and Challenges Regarding Instructional Materials 

  1. In the event of a complaint regarding the use of certain instructional materials the following
    procedure shall apply:
    1. A copy of this Administrative Procedure shall be given to the complainant.
    2. The complainant shall try to resolve their differences regarding the resource material in question with the Principal.
    3. Should the complainant wish to pursue the matter beyond the school level,
      they and the Principal shall complete Form 205-1, Complaint About Instructional
      Materials By A Parent Or Elector.  This completed form will then be forwarded to
      the office of the Director of Education.
    4. The Director of Education shall call a meeting of an ad-hoc Instructional Materials
      Review Committee which comprises of a teacher, a teacher
      librarian from a different school, the Principal, and the designated Superintendent of
      Education.
    5. The Instructional Materials Review Committee shall make recommendations to the
      Director of Education about the offending material.  This Committee would be
      entrusted with the task of recommending one of the following outcomes for the
      material:
      1. Withdrawal;
      2. Suspension;
      3. Restriction of the material;
      4. No action; or,
      5. Recommended for further study.

Selection of Equipment 

  1. The major responsibility for the selection of equipment is delegated to the Principal in
    consultation with the Superintendent of Education.

Reference
Section 85, 87, Education Act, 1995
Regulation 37

Revised
June 2009
April 2014
February 2019
August 2023