The Peninsula School District IAC provides curriculum transparency (by vetting instructional material adoption requests, ensuring due diligence, and verifying compatibility with the District technology plan), accountability (by reviewing content area curriculum maps), and consistency (by evaluating new course proposals and existing course changes to ensure coherent programs, meaningful course sequences, and accurate course-coding). Any instructional materials being considered for adoption need to be reviewed by both building and district instructional materials committees before being purchased. This is both Board policy (2020 & 2020P) and State law (RCW 28A.320.230).
What’s the adoption process?
District curriculum department requests publishers to submit materials based on adoption cycle schedule. Expert review committee analyzes submissions against established criteria. Top-rated materials are field tested (piloted). Users are surveyed and results reviewed. Parents and community members are invited to preview the materials and provide feedback. The review committee selects its top choice and makes a recommendation to IAC.
What does the council do?
IAC evaluates the recommended materials for compliance with state law and district policy.
Who sits on the council?
IAC is comprised of teacher, administrator, parent, and community representatives.
Related Documents: (links)
2017-18 IAC Member Roster
2017-18 IAC Meeting Dates - available Sept 1, 2017
2017-18 School Board Meeting Calendar - available Sept 1, 2017