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Adopted Curriculum
SHUSD Textbooks and Instructional Materials 

The textbook-adoption process includes these steps:
 
1. The principal meets with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. 
• Review process. 
• Establish a timeline resulting in board action. 
• Select Instructional Materials Evaluation Committee.
 2. Instructional Materials Evaluation Committee.
 • Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
 • Principal. 
 • Teachers (minimum two).
 • Parent(s), additional staff, as deemed necessary (two to three). 
3. Text-review process. 
• Committee reviews state-adopted list. 
• Committee screens adopted texts for quality and alignment to state standards and selects two to four texts for further review. 
• Publisher representatives for each selected text make presentations to the committee.
 • Publisher representative presents district with costs for piloting textbook (in writing).
 • Publisher representative presents district with costs for entire adoption, if selected (in writing).
 • Teachers pilot text for two semesters.(if possible)
 • Piloting teachers meet with other staff at least two times to discuss text and make recommendations.
 • Evaluation form is completed by each teacher piloting text.
 • Recommendation is made to Superintendent.
 • Community display of recommended text(s) (30 days).
 • Superintendent recommends approval of adoption to board of trustees.
 • Board of trustees meeting for first reading of adoption recommendations
.• Board of trustees’ approval of recommended texts (second reading). Each student, including English learners, has access to current, standards-based textbooks and other.

SHUSD is currently in the process of reviewing ELA/ELD textbook materials in the 2016-2017school year. Scheduled implementation of the adopted textbook will be in the 2017-2018 school year.