School Selection Policies Essay

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Three Schools Selection Policies Selection Policy for Marshall Lane Elementary School 1. Objective The Marshall Lane library shall acquire print materials that “are aligned with the state content standards, meet criteria specified in law and are an effective learning resource to help students achieve grade-level competency” in accordance with the Governing Board’s desire that said materials “present a broad spectrum of knowledge and viewpoints, and enhance the use of multiple teaching strategies and technologies”. 2. Criteria Library materials considered for selection must be age appropriate for an elementary school population. Library materials must support the curriculum, the school mission, and the district standards. Library materials must meet the needs of patrons for pleasure reading and researching topics of personal interest while representing diverse points of view. Library materials should be of high quality with at least two recommendations from literary institutions (see sources for selection). 3. Responsibility The Governing Board designates responsibility for the selection of library materials to the library staff through the principal. Library materials selected for inclusion in the collection must have district approval. 4. Sources Sources for selection include but are not limited to the following: o State lists of recommended literature o Teacher, student, or community member recommendation o Supplemental reading lists of adopted textso ALA Booklist o School Library Journal o Accelerated Reader titles o National Book Award, California Young Readers Medal, Caldecott, Newbery, Siebert, Coretta Scott King, and Theoder Geisel award winners and honor books. 5. Donations Materials donated to the Marshall Lane library must meet the same criteria as materials selected by the
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