Textbooks 6-60

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-60



  1. Adoption

    All textbook (to include print or electronic) as the main resource in a course must be adopted by the School Board in accordance with regulations established by the Virginia Board of Education. All supplemental textbook shall have the approval of the Superintendent or a designee prior to use in the classroom.

    In addition to staff, the Superintendent may appoint parents/legal guardians and students to textbook screening committees to assist in recommendations for the adoption of textbooks in the division

  2. Free Textbooks

    The Superintendent is authorized to establish a system for providing free textbooks/primary resources to all students.

  3. Sale of Textbooks

    Textbooks may be sold at the retail price approved by the Virginia Board of Education.

Code of Virgina § 22.1-238, as amended. Approval of textbooks.

Code of Virginia. § 22.1-239, as amended. Basal textbooks.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations 8VAC20-720-170, as amended. Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions.

Adopted by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006
Amended by School Board: March 21, 2017