Agenda Item #50
Elementary Social Studies Textbook Adoption
This recommendation from the Elementary K-6 Social Studies Selection Committee is the result of an extensive review of the available programs and input from K-6 teachers, administrators, literacy coaches, and parents. The committee recommends that the Board approve this expenditure to ensure all K-6 classrooms have quality materials to support strong social studies instruction.
The selection committee found this program to best meet the established criteria of embedded rigor and critical thinking, differentiation, strong content, rich text and key supports for teachers, students and families.
The new statute, §1006.28, Fla. Stat. (2016), states all instructional materials will go through a 30-day public review process. In order to ensure a smooth transition to a new program, the Selection Committee provided a second option for both 5th and 6th grades. The second option for 5th grade is Teachers’ Curriculum Institute History Alive! America’s Past, and the second option for 6th grade is National Geographic World History Ancient Civilizations. For K-4 no alternate program met the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.The selection committee recommends that the board approve second options for grades 5-6.
The 30-day public review may result in an additional review of materials. Parents will have an opportunity to petition the School Board regarding the approved selections during the 30-day public review period, which will begin the day after the board approves the adoption of instructional materials. The petition form can be found on the BPS website. If the School Board receives written petitions from parents during the 30-day review period, they must hold a public hearing within 30 days after the 30-day period has expired. For more information regarding §1006.28, Fla. Stat. (2016), please visit, http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=1000-1099/1006/Sections/1006.28.html.
Approve the Elementary K-6 Social Studies Textbook Adoption beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.
Information - 12/13/2016
Consent after Information1/24/2017
Authority for Action
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Operating - Categorical
Ms. Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Leading and Learning (x 411)
Tara Taylor, Director, Elementary Leading and Learning (x 330)
Attachment: Copy of Copy of Adoption Budget Spreadsheet (National Geographic 6th).pdf
Attachment: Copy of Copy of Adoption Budget Spreadsheet (TCI 6th).pdf
Attachment: Copy of Copy of Adoption Budget Spreadsheet STUDIES WEEKLY.pdf
Attachment: Copy of Copy of Adoption Budget Spreadsheet (TCI 5th) (2).pdf