361.2 Media Center Materials Selection






The Baraboo School District Board of Education is legally responsible for the selection of media center materials.  This responsibility is delegated by the Board of Education to the professionally trained and certified staff employed by the school system.  While teachers, students, administrators, and citizens are encouraged to be involved, the responsibility for coordinating the selection of media center materials and making recommendations for purchase rests with certified media personnel who know the curriculum, the media center collection, the students, and the philosophy of the school system.


The principle objective of the district’s educational media centers is to implement, enrich and support the educational program of the district.  It is the duty of each media center to provide a wide range of materials on all appropriate levels of difficulty with diversity of appeal and a presentation of different points of view.  The Baraboo School District endorses the “Library Bill of Rights.”


The responsibilities of each media center shall include:


·        Providing materials that will enrich the student as an individual and support the curriculum, taking into consideration individual needs and the varied interests, abilities, socio-economic backgrounds and maturity levels of the students served.


·        Providing materials that will stimulate growth in knowledge and develop literary, cultural and aesthetic appreciations.


·        Providing materials on the many sides of issues, beliefs and ideas to help develop the habit of critical and rational thinking in forming judgments.


·        Providing materials that accurately reflect the many religious, social, political and ethnic groups which comprise our pluralistic society, and providing materials that promote an accurate depiction of both genders, persons with disabilities, aged, etc.


·        Providing materials that will promote a knowledge and appreciation of world history and culture.


·        Providing comprehensive collections of materials for current instructional programs.



The District shall not discriminate in the selection and evaluation of library materials or media on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, color, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or handicap.  Discrimination complaints shall be processed in accordance with established procedures.


The Board recognizes that differences of opinion exist in a democracy, therefore, realizes that the suitability of particular library media center materials available in the schools may be questioned from time to time.  Challenged materials shall be handled in accordance with established procedures. 



LEGAL REF.:     Sections 118.001, 118.13, 120.13 (5) 121,02(1)(h) Wisconsin Statutes

                             PI 8.01 (2)(h), PI 9.03(1) Wisconsin Administrative Code


CROSS REF.:     361.2-Rule, Media Center Materials Selection and Review Procedures

                            361.2-Exhibit, Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials

                            363.2   Computer, Network and Internet Acceptable Use

                            411-Rule, Student Discrimination Complaint Procedures


ADOPTED:         October 27, 1975


REVISED:           November 13, 1978

                            January 9, 1984

                            January 10, 2000

                            April 11, 2005


Last Updated: 7/13/09
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