Input Wanted On District Social Studies Courses

The School District’s Instructional Materials Department has scheduled a public viewing of the two finalists chosen by adoption committees for grades 6-12 Social Studies courses. Materials will be available from now through Oct. 28 in both print and digital formats for anyone to review.

Community input will be used to help make final recommendations for district adoption. Implementation of the district adopted programs will occur in the 2017-18 school year, pending administrative approval and funding.

“The impact on students and teachers when making instructional material adoption review decisions is far reaching,” said Tina Sparks, instructional materials specialist. “Materials will be used to educate our community’s children for the next five years in each of these courses. Not only is this a significant expenditure, but the adoption process is particularly critical to ensure textbooks chosen are comprehensive, accurate and developmentally appropriate, include multicultural fairness and advocacy, and are aligned to Florida Standards.”

Recommendations will go to the Palm Beach County School Board for approval in March 2017. Materials can be reviewed at the McKesson Building, 1400 N. Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach. For more info., contact Sparks at (561) 684-5127 or