Excerpts related to technology from the
New Hampshire Education Administrative Rules Adopted 7/1/05


Ed 306.08 Instructional Resources.

(a) The local school board shall require that each school:

(1) Provides a developmentally appropriate collection of instructional resources, including online and print materials, equipment, and instructional technologies, that shall be current, comprehensive, and necessary to support the curriculum as well as the instructional needs of the total school population;

(2) Provides that instructional resources are, as appropriate:

a. Catalogued and classified according to practices accepted by the American Library Association as specified in the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition (AACR2), 2002 edition;
b. Organized to make them accessible to students and staff;
c. Managed through circulation policies and procedures that are designed to maximize the use of the resources; and
d. Utilize community resources;

(3) Provides instructional resources to all students and staff from designated space(s) in each school, including:

a. Ready access to instructional resources, including those available online or through interlibrary loan;
b. Instruction in:

1. Accessing information efficiently and effectively;
2. Evaluating information critically and competently;
3. Using information accurately and creatively;
4. Pursuing information related to personal interests;
5. Appreciating literature and other creative expressions of information;
6. Striving for excellence in information-seeking and knowledge generation;
7. Recognizing the importance of information to a democratic society;
8. Practicing ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology; and
9. Participating effectively in groups to pursue and generate information; and

c. Activities to promote the development of reading, viewing, and listening skills; and

(4) Implements a written plan for the ongoing development, organization, acquisition, maintenance, replacement, and updating of instructional resources necessary to support the needs of the user population and the curriculum.

(b) At a minimum, the plan implemented under (a)(4) above shall:

(1) Provide an analysis and assessment of the present instructional resources based on:

a. The needs of the user population and the curriculum;
b. Accessibility of instructional resources to all students and staff;
c. Strengths and weaknesses of the present instructional resources; and
d. Resources available within the district, the local community, and beyond;

(2) Reflect developing instructional technologies; and

(3) Establish priorities, criteria, timelines, and procedures for the selection, acquisition, maintenance, and replacement of instructional resources which shall include but not be limited to:

a. Online materials,
b. Print materials,
c. Equipment, and
d. Instructional technologies.