Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/9/2017 - 6:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: For Information: Learning Resources Selection and Adoption
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 1
We will engage every student.
Policy: IIAA - Learning Resources/Textbook Selection and Adoption
File Attachment:
Spring 2017 Secondary Language Arts.pdf
Summary: School Board Policy IIAA, Learning Resources/Textbook Selection and Adoption, states that the Board delegates the responsibility for the selection and use of learning resources to the professionally trained staff. The Superintendent, or designee, is responsible for the selection of learning resources for division-wide use.

Over 50 professional educators have informed this request for additions to the approved texts list through the Teacher Summer Reading Project. No books will be removed from the current approved list, however, teachers will be expected to review their literature choices and to teach utilizing unifying themes in order to provide students appropriate choices regarding specific texts. Students should have the opportunity to read both classic and contemporary literature as well as juried nonfiction texts. All students should have the opportunity to see themselves reflected in literature and nonfiction texts available to them for academic study, as well as to be exposed to cultures and experiences that may differ from their own.

Upon the Board's receipt of this informational item, staff will proceed with conducting a 30 day public review of these materials. Staff will review all feedback received from the public during this review and make appropriate recommendations for action at the April 13, 2017 School Board meeting.
Funding: These materials, if approved, will be available for purchase through existing textbook fund allocations.
Recommendation: Receive the informational item in order for staff to proceed with the public review period.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Becky Fisher - Director of Educational Technology and Professional Development
Signed By:
Debora Collins - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Dr. Pamela Moran - Superintendent