THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA
OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
PUBLIC HEARING - INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
TUESDAY, MARCH 03, 2020 5:30 PM
Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center
600 Southeast Third Avenue, Board Room
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
AGENDA FOR PUBLIC HEARING - INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ADDED / CHANGED ITEMS
PURPOSE OF MEETING:
1. Instructional Materials Hearing for World Languages and Dual Language Adoption (K-12) (Supporting Docs)
Hearing to present adoption of the recommended instructional materials for World Languages and Dual Language (K-12) and receive public feedback. The following courses are affected by the programs recommended by the World Languages and Dual Language Instructional Review Committees: American Sign Language (Grades 7-12), Chinese (Grades K-12), French (Grades K-12), Spanish (Grades K-12), Spanish for Speakers (Grades 6-12) and Dual Language (K-5).
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 3, 2020)
-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. (March 18, 2020)
If necessary, a second Public Hearing, chaired by a Hearing Officer, to address any formal objections returned to the District regarding the adoption of these instructional materials shall be held at least 30 days following approval by the Board. (no sooner than April 18, 2020)
The financial impact to the District will be approximately $8,287,175.50. The funds come from the State categorical instructional materials allocations and will be placed in the Innovative Learning budget.
PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE 286.0105: Any person who decides to appeal any decision made at a meeting(s) announced in this notice with respect to any matter considered at such meeting(s) will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose 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.
PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE 120.54(5)(b)2: Telephone conferencing or other telecommunications media technology may be used in the conduct of this meeting to permit absent members of the Board or committee to participate and to be heard by those persons in attendance at the noticed location of the meeting.
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, (ADAAA) may call Equal Educational Opportunities/ADA Compliance Department at (754) 321-2150 or Teletype Machine TTY (754) 321-2158.