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Jerome Joint School District No. 261

Library Materials


Jerome Joint School District No. 261


Library Materials

The school library is a principal location for students to inquire, to study and evaluate, and to gain new maturity

and understanding. The District has the authority to regulate education and to determine the contents of the

library collection. However, the Board also recognizes students’ First Amendment constitutional rights. The school

libraries of this District are guided by the principles set forth in the Library Bill of Rights.

Additionally, the District’s school libraries adhere to all applicable District policies and procedures pertaining to

student privacy and compliance with the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) when it comes to records of materials checked out by students and any other student records. Pursuant to State law, the Board has the duty and responsibility to equip and maintain a suitable library and to exclude therefrom all books, tracts, papers, and catechisms of a sectarian nature.

School library books are provided primarily for use by District students and staff. Library books may be checked out by either students or staff. Individuals who check out books are responsible for the care and timely return of those materials. The building principal may assess fines for damaged or unreturned books.

District residents or parents/guardians of nonresident students attending the District may be allowed use of library

books at the discretion of the building principal. However, such access shall not interfere with regular school use of

those books. Use of the library books outside of the District is prohibited except for interlibrary loan agreements

with other libraries.

Cross Reference: 2140 Student and Family Privacy Rights

2510 & 2510P Selection of Library Materials

2520 Selection, Adoption, and Weeding of Curricular Materials

2530 Learning Materials Review

3570 Student Records

3575 Student Data Privacy and Security

Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-512 District Trustees - Governance of schools

Other References: Idaho Commission for Libraries website:

Access to Resources and Services in the School Library by The American Library


Library Bill of Rights by The American Library Association

Policy History:

Adopted on: 02/07/2007

Revised on: 07/25/2023

Policy History:

Adopted on:

February 7, 2007

Last Revised:

July 25, 2023

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