Policy 6310
(Regulation 6310)

INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES See Regulation
 

Libraries, Media and Technology Services

 

School Libraries 

The Board believes that it is the responsibility of the District's library/media centers to provide materials which reflect the ideals and beliefs of religious, social, political, historical and ethnic groups, and their contributions to American and world cultures.  Materials will be selected which are related to and support the District's curriculum.  Selection of and access to library/media materials will be based upon the contribution to the education program and the age appropriateness of the materials. 

Intellectual Access 

The library/media program serves as a point of access to information and ideas for students as they acquire critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students and educators served by the library/media program should have access to resources and services free of constraints resulting from artificial barriers. Artificial barriers should not prevent students from accessing and using resources except as defined by District policies and regulations, including but not limited to selection, acquisition and Internet usage policies and regulations. 

Confidentiality 

The District recognizes the need for confidentiality of school library records.  Therefore, no person will release any library record of any student, faculty or other library user to any third party except as provided by law.


Copyright 2005 Missouri Consultants for Education
Last modified: July 11, 2005

ard Approved November 2003

Reapproved on 4-18-2013