6810: Public Access to School Materials and Documents6810: Public Access to School Materials and Documents holly Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:00
The District shall make available, upon request, books, manuals, visual aids, teaching materials, reference materials and other documents utilized in the preparation and administration of the District’s curricula and educational programs. Such materials will be made available under procedures which will provide full access to the materials requested but not interfere or conflict with the continuity, efficiency or effectiveness of the District’s educational programs or mission.
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-712 et seq.
6810.1: Public Access to School Materials and Documents6810.1: Public Access to School Materials and Documents holly Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:09
I. Any documents or other materials requested for examination will be made available during the hours and days when the offices of the school or other district facilities are open. Requests by parents or guardians to examine the materials being used or planned for use in teaching their son/daughter will be honored but, to avoid interruption of the classroom environment, parents will follow those procedures listed in items II-IV (below). Requests, other than those from parents or guardians, shall be made in writing and shall state with as much specificity, as is reasonable, a description of the documents and materials which are requested to be examined.
II. Persons making the request will be provided facilities where the examination can be made and where the examining person or persons can make such memoranda and abstracts as may be desired.
III. Requested copies of documents and other materials will be provided by the District subject to the following conditions:
A. No documents or other materials which are subject to a copyright or subject to copyright laws shall be copied; and
B. Requests for copies shall be submitted on forms provided by the District. The District will provide the copies within a reasonable time and whenever the work required to make the copies does not interfere with the ordinary transaction of the business of the District or interfere with the conduct of the District’s educational programs.
IV. When the District provides copies of documents or other materials, the copies will be provided if the person making the request agrees to pay the District the charges established for providing copies. Charges will be a reasonable estimate of the cost of the materials, and employees’ time in making the copies and a reasonable charge for the use of the copying machine or machines. The charges will be established from time to time and the person or persons making the request shall be notified of the charges at the time the request to the District is made.
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-712 et seq.
6810.2: Curriculum - Request for Exclusion6810.2: Curriculum - Request for Exclusion holly Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:12
I. Parents or guardians may make a formal, written request that their child or ward be excused from the use of a given book, instructional unit or particular literary work. The request may be granted only if the subject of the request is determined by the District to be contrary to the personal convictions of the parent or guardian concerning the philosophical or ideological content of the educational materials or portions thereof to which the request is directed.
Any student for which the request is granted shall be assigned to educational activities or resources which are as near as reasonably possible to the educational outcomes of the educational materials from which the student is excused.
In the event a parent or guardian may request that their child or ward by excused from an entire course the request may be granted only if the District determines that the content of the entire course appears to be contrary to the personal, philosophical or ideological convictions of the individual making the request.
Any student for which the request is granted shall be assigned to a curriculum subject which is related as closely as possible to the educational outcomes of the course from which the student is excused.
No request shall be granted if the request is only to change courses for reasons of personal convenience, desires, or personal preference or to merely substitute one course for another.
Parents may suggest, through formal complaint procedures set forth in District Rule 1310.2, that a given book, instructional unit, literary work, or course be excluded from the curriculum for all students.
The building principal or primary administrator in a building shall be responsible for informing parents or guardians of their rights of request and exclusion by including such a statement in the student handbook for which the principal or other administrator is responsible.
Forms for requesting exclusion of a student from curriculum materials or courses or the exclusion of a given book, instructional unit/course or literary work from use in a building or within the District are available from Educational Services. Available forms include:
Form A-1: Parent/Guardian Request for Student Exclusion from a Given Book, Instructional Unit or Literary Work
Form A-2: Parent/Guardian Request for Student Exclusion from a Course
Form B-1: Citizen Request for Consideration of Print and Non-Print Materials
Form B-2: Parent/Guardian Request for Reconsideration of a Current Course Offering
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-526