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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 64100]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 33. INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND TESTING [60000 - 60901]

  ( Part 33 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 1. Instructional Materials [60000 - 60119]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 1. Legislative Intent [60000 - 60005]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

60000.
  

(a) It is the intent and purpose of the Legislature in enacting this part to provide for the adoption and selection of quality instructional materials for use in the elementary and secondary schools.

(b) The Legislature hereby recognizes that, because of the common needs and interests of the citizens of this state and the nation, there is a need to establish broad minimum standards and general educational guidelines for the selection of instructional materials for the public schools, but that because of economic, geographic, physical, political, educational, and social diversity, specific choices about instructional materials need to be made at the local level.

(c) The Legislature further recognizes that the governing boards of school districts have the responsibility to establish courses of study and that they must have the ability to choose instructional materials that are appropriate to their courses of study.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 413, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1996.)

60001.
  

For the purposes of any provision of the California Constitution that requires the adoption of textbooks for use in the elementary schools, the state board shall adopt at least five separate basic instructional materials for each grade level and each subject area as required by Section 60200.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 413, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1996.)

60002.
  

Each district board shall provide for substantial teacher involvement in the selection of instructional materials and shall promote the involvement of parents and other members of the community in the selection of instructional materials.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 413, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1996.)

60005.
  

(a) The Legislature finds and declares that it is in the public interest for the State Board of Education to adopt policies and procedures concerning the development of curriculum frameworks and the adoption of instructional materials only after public notice, comment by the public, and review by the Office of Administrative Law and for these policies and procedures to be published in the California Code of Regulations. Therefore, the Legislature reaffirms that the policies and procedures concerning the development of curriculum frameworks and the adoption of instructional materials shall be adopted pursuant to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. These policies and procedures include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) Board policies that define statutory terms.

(2) Board policies that prescribe the membership of committees used in the development and adoption process.

(3) Procedures that regulate public participation in the development of curriculum frameworks and the adoption of instructional materials.

(b) The board shall adopt as regulations the policies and procedures concerning the development of curriculum frameworks and the adoption of instructional materials.

(c) (1) The following shall not be subject to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code:

(A) The content of curriculum frameworks.

(B) Evaluation criteria and worksheets developed to supplement curriculum frameworks.

(2) The board shall adopt the content of curriculum frameworks and evaluation criteria and worksheets developed to supplement curriculum frameworks in accordance with the regulations established pursuant to subdivision (b) of this section.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 707, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1994. Operative January 1, 1995, by Sec. 2 of Ch. 707.)

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