Materials used by students under the guidance of teachers to extend, expand, and supplement basal materials constitute an integral part of the instructional program. Supplemental materials are those items which are used to assist the teaching and learning process and include such items as magazines, newspapers, charts, pictures, certain workbooks, kits, videos, film strips, and games. Materials selected for supplemental use relate directly to the established objectives of the course or content area in which they are used.


The school board delegates the responsibility for the selection and use of supplemental materials to the individual schools. Teachers must carefully review materials prior to use and exercise a high degree of professional judgment in their selection and use of supplemental materials to ensure that the use of such materials serves to both support and complement the basic educational objectives within the specific subject areas and classrooms.


Adopted: April 15, 2019


Legal Ref.: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, 22.1-16, 22.1-78.


8 VAC 20-720-160.


Cross Refs.: IIA Instructional Materials

IIAA Textbook Selection, Adoption and Purchase

KLB Public Complaints About Learning Resources

KQ Commercial, Promotional, and Corporate Sponsorships and Partnerships