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(a) Instructional materials must portray people or characters of each gender in a wide variety of occupational, emotional, and behavioral situations, and present each gender in a broad range of its human potential.
(b) Before December 15 of the school year beginning after June 4, 1993, each school district shall establish and implement written procedures
(1) for the biennial training of certificated personnel in the recognition of gender bias
(A) in instructional materials,
(B) in career instruction, and
(C) in instructional techniques that may be used to overcome the effects of gender bias and discrimination; this training must be at least three hours in length;
(2) for the review of textbooks and instructional materials for evidence of gender bias; or discrimination; this review may occur as part of a district's established curriculum review cycle; and
(3) for the replacement or supplementation of materials found to exhibit gender bias or discrimination, according to the general textbook and instructional materials replacement procedure of the district.
(c) The procedures required by (b) of this section must be submitted to the commissioner within 30 days after their establishment or modification.
(d) Nothing in this section requires a district that is in substantial compliance with the requirements of this section to adopt new or different procedures.
History: Eff. 10/31/82, Register 84; am 6/4/93, Register 126
Authority: AS 14.18.010
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