2021 - Library Media Centers

Policy: 2021
Section: 2000 - Instruction


Library Media Centers


Library/media centers will be used to support and extend the classroom program of instruction. Each center will  provide a broad range of instructional equipment and learning resources to support the school curriculum and meet the unique needs of students.

Each district library/media center will be appropriately staffed to assist teachers and students in the use of the collection, as well as in the completion of teacher and/or student assignments.  The Teacher-Librarian and the library media staff will assist students and teachers in securing a variety of resources which support student mastery of the essential academic learning requirements and the implementation of the district’s school improvement plan. Additionally, the Teacher-Librarian, through the school library media program, will collaborate as an instructional partner and information specialist to help all students meet the content goals in all subject areas, provide information, technology literacy instruction and assist high school students completing the culminating project and high school and beyond plans.


The superintendent will establish procedures for the selection of materials. Citizens who wish to express a concern about specific material included in the collection may do so according to the procedures outlined in Procedure 2021P, with the understanding that the criteria and rationale for reconsideration of library resources differs from the criteria and rationale for reconsideration of classroom/curricular instructional materials.




Cross References:

2020 - Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials


2020P - Procedure Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials


Legal References:

RCW 28A.320.230 - Instructional Materials — Instructional materials committee


RCW 28A.320.240 - School Library Media Programs — Stocking of libraries — Teacher - Librarians


WAC 392-204-005, 009, 020, 025, 055 Library Media Centers:


WAC 392-204-005 Purpose and authority


WAC 392-204-009 Definitions


WAC 392-204-020 School library media program


WAC 392-204-025 Services


WAC 392-204-055 Other sources



Management Resources:

2011 - April Issue


Policy News, October 2007 Elimination of Outdated and Obsolete Policies


Policy News, April 2005 State Board of Education Revises Library Media Rules


Adoption Date: 06.05.00

Kiona-Benton City School District
Classification: Discretionary
Revised Dates: 04.25.16