Mountain View Whisman School District
Agenda Item for Board Meeting of 2/6/2020
Agenda Category: CONSENT AGENDA
Agenda Item Title: Board Policy No. 6161.1, Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials
Person Responsible: Cathy Baur, Chief Academic Officer
Board Policy No. 6161.1, Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials provides information of the process to be used when selecting and evaluating instructional materials. This policy was last amended / adopted April 3, 2014.
Board Policy No. 6161.1 Instructional Materials is being updated as follows:
- Deleted material defining the "sufficiency" of instructional materials as meaning that students enrolled in the same course have identical materials from the same adoption cycle
- Deleted optional material reflecting the authorization to purchase the newest adopted materials for schools in deciles 1-3 of the Academic Performance Index, as those laws have repealed on their own terms.
- The policy also reflects the requirement to address the sufficiency of instructional materials in the district's LCAP and reflects NEW LAW (AB 575, 2016), which provides that the State Board of Education may adopt instructional materials for grades K-8 at least once, but not more than twice, every eight years.
That Board approve Board Policy No. 6161.1, Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials, as presented.