The East Carroll Parish School Board recognizes the importance of adequate and appropriate instructional materials to complement and augment the educational process.  Instructional media centers serve to enhance the learning activities of students and also serve as an essential instructional resource for teachers.


Therefore, in establishing and maintaining well-organized libraries and media centers for students, the Board subscribes to the following:


  1. To provide a comprehensive collection of instructional materials selected in compliance with basic, written selection principles, and to provide maximum accessibility to these materials.

  2. To provide materials that will support the curriculum, taking into consideration the individual's needs, and the varied interests, abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and maturity levels of the students served.

  3. To provide materials for teachers and students that will encourage growth in knowledge and that will develop literary, cultural, and aesthetic appreciation and ethical standards.

  4. To provide materials which reflect the ideas and beliefs of religious, social, political, historical, and ethnic groups and their contributions to the American and world heritage and culture, thereby enabling students to develop an intellectual integrity in forming judgments.

  5. To provide qualified professional personnel to serve teachers and students.



Ref:     American Library Association, School Library Bill of Rights

Board minutes, 6-3-03


East Carroll Parish School Board