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Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
January 9, 2020 Regular School Board Meeting
C6 - Permission to Publish an Advertisement for 2019-20 Career and Technical Education (CTE) and World Language Adoptions

The Pre-selection adoption committee was comprised of a teacher representative from each impacted school and subject area.  These certified Clay County District Schools teachers vetted materials for the considered courses using a comprehensive rubric that aligned curricula to materials.  Each committee met on October 29, October 30, and/or November 7, 2019 and thoroughly reviewed all available curriculum options from the state adoption list. The teams worked to apply rigorous alignment criteria using evaluation tools provided by the Instructional Resources Department and District Curriculum Specialists to each selection to determine the top two products that would best meet the needs of the students of Clay County. 

In order to finalize the vetting process and produce a final selection, all impacted teachers were asked to provide feedback about the top choices and the ability of each to meet the needs of their students. In an effort to be as transparent as possible, the surveys provided detailed information about each product being considered.  Feedback was due to the Instructional Resources Office by November 20th to allow the District Committee to meet December 12th, 2019 to review feedback and recommendations. 

The top products selected for each subject are posted on the Instructional Resources page of the District’s website. The public is encouraged to view the products and express their individual comments and/or concerns about each one. 

Florida State Statute 1006.283 requires an open, noticed school board hearing to receive public comment on the recommended instructional materials. The publication of notice allows CCDS to meet this requirement.


Gap Analysis

Instructional Materials for these materials were adopted during the 2015 and 2016 Adoption years.

Previous Outcomes

Statute requires a district to adopt within two years of the State’s adoption year.  F.S. 1006.283 Requires a public hearing to be posted in a publication 20 calendar days prior to the event in order for the public to be made fully aware of the District’s intentions.

Expected Outcomes

These materials would provide the teachers of Clay County current, quality, and aligned materials to enable them the ability to deliver and plan engaging lessons, and provide students with the resources to maximize learning and increase student outcomes. 

Strategic Plan Goal

Goal: 1: Develop Great Educators and Leaders
Strategy: 1.1: Develop a high quality and aligned instructional system. 


That the Clay County School Board approve the publishing of an advertisement in the Clay Today, informing the public of a hearing on newly vetted CTE and World Language materials.

Terry Connor, Chief Academic Officer, 904.336.9405,
Financial Impact
Estimated cost= about $550,000 in Instructional Materials Funding
Review Comments
2019 World Languages Adoption PreSelection and Teacher Feedback.pdf
2019 CTE Adoption PreSelection and Teacher Feedback.pdf
Estimated Cost-2019 World Languages Adoption.pdf
Estimated Cost-2019 Career and Technology Education (CTE) Adoption.pdf
2019-20 WL and CTE Adoption NOTICE OF APPROVAL TO ADVERTISE SB Policy.docx.pdf