ACCESS TO INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

 

A school district or approved cooperative that chooses to coordinate with the National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) when purchasing print instructional materials shall enter into a written contract with the publisher of the print instructional materials to:

                                   

1.      Require the publisher to prepare and, on or before the delivery of the print instructional materials, provide to the National Instructional Materials Access Center, electronic files containing the contents of the print instructional materials using the Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS); or

 

2.      Purchase instructional materials from a publisher that are produced in or may be rendered in specialized formats.

           

Nothing in this policy shall be construed to require a school district or approved cooperative to coordinate with the National Instructional Materials Access Center.  If a school district or approved cooperative chooses not to coordinate with the National Instructional Materials Access Center, the school district or approved cooperative shall provide an assurance to the Nebraska Department of Education that the school district or approved cooperative will provide instructional materials to students with blindness or other students with print disabilities at the same time as other students.

 

NDE document “Supporting Document to Checklist of Required Special Education Policies, Procedures and practices for Part B of the IDEA” shall serve as an administrative procedure to this policy.  The entire document can be found at http://www.education.ne.gov/sped/regulations.html.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy                                                                             COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Adopted:    05/20/13                                                       Columbus, Nebraska

                                                    Reviewed: 05/20/13