• FY17 State Textbook Allocations
     
    Forms & Documents
     
     
    System-Wide Purchase Implementation (Spring 2015)

    Elementary Phonics
    All elementary schools will receive Saxon Phonics (Houghton-Mifflin publisher) programs to utilize with grades K-2. Phonics programs are consumable; this will be a three year commitment where data measures will be tracked to determine effectiveness. Included in the program are individual decodable phonics readers for use at school and home.

    If data show that student learning is positively affected, funding for additional years will be requested.
     
    Secondary ELA
    Secondary level materials will be provided by McGraw-Hill. This program includes a 7-year subscription for all students and teachers to have online access. Also included is a 4-year commitment for consumable books for students. Textbook committee members noted that the consumable package included books that were manageable for use by students and would allow for note-taking, highlighting, and adaptation for text-based activities that are important with current standards. At the end of four years, the consumable option for further purchase is maintained at the same cost for the 7-year contract.
     

     

    Elementary Phonics

    Secondary ELA

    Online access for students

    N/A

    2015-2016
    2016-2017
    2017-2018
    2018-2019
    2019-2020
    2020-2021
    2021-2022

    Online subscription for teachers

    N/A

    2015-2016
    2016-2017
    2017-2018
    2018-2019
    2019-2020
    2020-2021
    2021-2022

    Consumables for students

    2015-2016

    2016-2017

    2017-2018

    2015-2016
    2016-2017
    2017-2018
    2018-2019

    Consumable Option at same price for 7 year contract

    N/A

    Extends through 2018-2019 school year

     
     
     
     
    System-Wide Purchase Implementation (Spring 2014)
    Discussions have been held to look into ways to take steps toward providing hardback textbooks (with digital options where possible) for schools as a resource for our curriculum. Our system has been so woefully underfunded in this area, that efforts have been made to assist, as best possible, and also make the best financial decisions. When doing so for 34 schools, we will not always be able to respond just the way each individual school, or even grade-level, hopes. It has been shared that a one textbook purchase from each content area will be funded and consumables will not be funded. Please see below.

    Mathematics
    Secondary math has been the most voiced concern related to hardback textbooks that students may use as a reference, and have the ability to take home. Elementary, in large part, uses consumable math textbooks. In mathematics, we will:
     
    Purchase a district-wide subscription to IXL Math, grades K-12, to use in all math classrooms throughout the district. We will continue this subscription on an annual basis as long as we receive good feedback about the program. IXL Math may be used on a variety of devices, follows the college and career ready standards, may be used 24/7, contains free professional development components for teachers, and has a management tool for support.

    Elementary grades may continue to use state textbook and other funds to purchase consumable math books.
    For grades 6-12, we will purchase a hardback textbook – from one publisher – for every student. An etext version will also be available and other digital options may apply.
     
    Social Studies
    This is the year for the social studies adoption. Elementary does not use social studies textbooks in large part; secondary uses them as only a resource tool. A hardback textbook (with digital options as possible) to be purchased, by class sets of 50, for students in grades 6-12.
     
    2.      English/Language Arts (ELA)
    We do plan on assisting in this area but that will occur as we get into the next fiscal year (Spring 2015?) and also have time to take a deeper look at needs for each grade-level. However, a great need at the elementary level has been for leveled sets of readers that support CCRS.
    1.       Purchase leveled sets of readers for all elementary schools as soon as possible.
    2.       Look and meet with schools related to needs in ELA late summer/fall to prepare for a system-wide purchase after the first of the year.
     
    ** As part of having the fiscal ability to meet these needs, State textbook funds from secondary will be utilized for these orders. Elementary will be able to retain their funds for mathematics purchases. **
     

    Online Access Codes for Houghton-Mifflin Mathematics and Social Studies Products

    Teachers may use the document below for access codes for the online products:
    - Mathematics, Grades 6-8; 9-12

    - Social Studies: Grades, 6-8; Psychology; Sociology; Government; The Americans World History (9th)
    - Economics

    Click here to access information. For more help, consult the information flyer for step-by-step instructions. 
    Click here for links to online training resources for teachers.
     
     
     
    Spring/Summer 2015: English/Language Arts for Secondary
     
    Secondary selection of materials were the consumable textbooks and StudySync online resources for students and teachers. Teachers must register to be able to access the StudySync student and teacher materials. The codes needed to do so are listed below along with a link to a PowerPoint presentation that explains the registration and access process.
     
    Student Master Code:    ZTX8-RO3N-MSOE-TYJ1
    Teacher Master Code:   XTFX-G6JY-OTK8-7LVV
     
Last Modified on March 13, 2017