THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA

OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

Board Room of the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center

600 Southeast Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

 

Public Hearing - Instructional Materials

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 3:00 PM

 

(Or Immediately Following the Regular School Board Meeting)

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

CLOSED AGENDA

 

PURPOSE OF MEETING:

 

SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATION:

 

1. Instructional Materials Hearing for Social Studies Adoption (K-12) (Supporting Docs)

 

Hearing to present adoption of the recommended instructional materials for Social Studies and receive public feedback.

- K-5 Social Studies, M/J World History (Reg. & Adv.), M/J Civics (Reg. & Adv.) M/J U.S. History and Career Planning (Reg. & Adv.), World History (Reg. & Honors.), U.S. History (Reg. & Honors) Economics with Financial Literacy (Reg. & Honors) and U.S. Government (Reg. & Honors).

 

Florida Statute 1006.40(5) requires multiple steps in the approval process to ensure input from all stakeholders. These include:

 

- Online access to student editions of the committee recommended instructional materials for 20 days.

- An open, noticed Public Hearing during which the public may comment on the recommended instructional materials. (March 21, 2017)

- An open, noticed School Board Meeting to approve an annual instructional materials plan to identify any instructional materials that will be purchased through the District's instructional materials review process. (April 4, 2017)

 

See Supporting Docs for continuation of Summary Explanation and Background.

 

The financial impact to the District will be approximately $16,202,293. The funds come from the State categorical instructional materials allocation and will be placed in the Innovative Learning budget.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE 286.0105: If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the School Board with respect to any matter considered at a meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

 

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