Obion County Board of Education
April 9, 2012

Agenda Item: VII.B.

Consider/Approve Recommendations from Textbook Adoption Committee

Background Information:

The Obion County Textbook Adoption Committees, being duly appointed by the Board at its October 2011 meeting and having met all requirements of the State, have completed their adoption process for grades K-12 textbooks and make the following recommendations as set forth on the attached documents:

Form ED-2153
Form 5099
Art Adoption
Drivers’ Education Adoption
Literature Grades 6 – 8 Adoption
Literature Grades 9 – 12 Adoption
Music K – 6 Adoption
Music 7 – 12 Adoption
Spelling K – 3 Adoption
Spelling 4 – 8 Adoption
Business Technology/Marketing Education Adoption
Health Sciences Education Adoption (Health Occupations, Emergency Medical Services, Sports Medicine)
Hospitality & Tourism Adoption (Culinary Arts)
Human Services Adoption (Cosmetology, Criminal Justice II, III)
Trade & Industrial Education (Construction Core, Carpentry I & II, Collision Repair, Welding I, II, III)

The committees for literature did adopt most of the textbooks on the list, but no books will be purchased until next year after we get more guidance from the state. Several of the textbooks that were adopted will not be ordered since the same books are presently being used. Once again, state standards are being changed; therefore, we will wait for the new standards to be released prior to purchasing textbooks to ensure that the textbooks and standards are aligned as closely as possible.

These textbooks are recommended for a six-year cycle beginning with the 2012 – 2013 school year. The System must file a Certification of Adoption by the Local Board of Education with the State Department of Education prior to April 21, 2012.

Staff Recommendation:

Based on this Committee’s recommendations, I recommend adoption of the above-noted textbooks for a six-year cycle beginning with the 2012 – 2013 school year.