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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Recommended Titles as Adopted Instructional Materials for Art, Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Services, Industrial Technology Education, and Music (Office of Teaching and Learning)

A district Instructional Materials Selection Committee was formed in compliance with district instructional materials adoption procedures to review and recommend the materials for adoption.   A public review was advertised via the district's website from August 16, 2016, through September 5, 2016, and a public hearing was held at the School Board meeting on September 6, 2016.  Upon Board approval, a parent of a Hillsborough County Public School student may file a petition within 30 days to contest the adoption.  A public hearing will be held on all petitions timely received.  The adoption process was conducted in accordance with Board Policy 2510 and administrative procedures that include the following:

  • For the adoption of a major tool of instruction, the selection committee recommends no more than two selections to be placed on a ballot for a districtwide subject-area teacher vote.
  • The selection committee reviews and evaluates submissions using criteria established by or compatible with those established by the Florida Department of Education, including criteria aligned with the State Standards where appropriate.
  • The selection committee is trained in the instructional materials evaluation process and use of the instructional materials evaluation form. Both print and digital resources are sampled and reviewed during the evaluation process.
  • For the adoption of supplemental instructional materials, the selection committee may make a final recommendation for adoption to the School Board.
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
Funds in the amount of $4,570,000.00 will be available in the Part I categorical instructional materials budget, Project 4509. As of September 06, 2016, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $21,490,952.87. The materials will be adopted through the 2020/2021 school year.  Additional materials will be purchased if student enrollment increases for these programs. 
See attachment.
SUBMITTED BY:  Elizabeth Agresta, Chief Academic Officer, Office of Teaching and Learning
Karine Johns, Supervisor, Instructional Materials
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.10
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20161004_766 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.10