2020 Georgia Code
Title 20 - Education
Chapter 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Article 19 - Instructional Materials and Content
§ 20-2-1011. Selecting, Acquiring, and Purchasing Instructional Materials and Content; Exclusion of Partisan or Sectarian Material

Universal Citation: GA Code § 20-2-1011 (2020)

The State Board of Education may provide for the selection, acquisition, or purchase of instructional materials and content either by multiple listings or uniform adoption or by any other method that will enable the acquiring of acceptable instructional materials and content at the lowest possible costs, provided such adoption or multiple listings shall in no event constitute a binding contract until ratified in writing by the state board. None of the instructional materials and content so purchased shall contain anything of a partisan or sectarian nature.

(Ga. L. 1937, p. 896, § 1; Ga. L. 2015, p. 1031, § 2-2/SB 89.)

The 2015 amendment, effective July 1, 2015, substituted "selection, acquisition, or purchase of instructional materials and content" for "selection and purchase of free textbooks" in the first sentence of this Code section, and substituted "instructional materials and content" for "books" in the first and second sentences.


State Board of Education may require lay advisory group's approval as to textbooks the board selects, provided that in so doing the board continues to exercise the board's own independent judgment and responsibility in making the final decisions concerning textbook selection and does not in fact attempt to delegate the board's decision-making powers to such advisory only committees. 1977 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 77-13.


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 68 Am. Jur. 2d, Schools, § 353.


- 78A C.J.S., Schools and School Districts, § 1080.

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