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Textbook Adoption Community Review

It is the legal responsibility of the Board of Education to approve all textbooks used as part of the educational program of this District. No such textbook will be approved which is not on a list duly filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. (2510)

The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines for the selection and maintenance of all educational and instructional materials and equipment. The guidelines shall include a plan for the review of instructional materials by staff and parents. (2520)

In an effort to engage parents and community members and following board policy, the Vandalia-Butler City Schools has created a section of our website detailing curriculum and textbooks being considered for use in our schools.  All items up for adoption will be posted on this site and made available for public review.  We welcome your feedback on these materials. 

To be a part of this process, community members can review the items for 21 days at the Board of Education offices, 500 S. Dixie Dr. during normal business hours (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). Upon reviewing the materials, comments can be sent to Brandon Hartley, Director of Curriculum at brandon.hartley@vbcsd.com

We welcome your input as we continue to research new sources and types of classroom materials to provide our students with the very best educational experience.

June 2018 - Textbook Materials for Public Review May 30 - June 26, 2018 

May 2018  - Public viewing April 27 - May 29, 2018

  • Donated Book for Helke Elementary School Media Center from Helke student:

                 Title                                                                       Author                                                Copyright

                 The Not So Quiet Library                                       Zachariah Ohora                                 2016

  • Latin Textbook for Morton Middle School, grade 8:

                  Title                                                                       Publisher/Copyright

                  Ecce Romani I                                                       Pearson Prentice Hall/2009

  • Supplemental Text for Butler High School, Spanish I:

                   Title                                                                       Publisher/Copyright

                   Larousse Basic Spanish Dictionary                       Larousse Mexico: Esencial ed./2007

April 2018

Media Collections List - April 2018 Morton M.S. - Public viewing March 16 - April 24, 2018 

Supplemental Spanish Books for Butler High School - Public Viewing March 20 - April 24, 2018

Title                                                                            Author                                                            Publisher/Copyright
Robo en la noche                                                      Kristy Placido                                                 Fluency Matters/2009
Piratas del Caribe y el mapa secreto                      Mira Canion & Carol Gaab                              Fluency Matters/2008

March 2018

Textbook For Board Approval - AP Chem -Public viewing Feb. 28 - March 20, 2018

February 2018

Supplemental Books for Butler HS | Media Collection List for Smith MS | Media Collection for Helke ES - Public viewing January 30 - February 27, 2018, for approval at the February 27 BOE meeting

January 2018 

Donated Books and Media Books for Jan 2018 Board Approval - public viewing Dec. 12, 2017 - Jan. 22, 2018

Kids Read Now Donated Books Jan 2018 Board Approved 

September 2017

Media Collection list for Smith - public viewing September 1-26, 2107

April 2017

Media Collection list for Smith - public viewing March 3 - March 24, 2017 

February 2017

Media Collection list for Demmitt, Helke, and Smith - public viewing Feb. 1, 2017 - Feb. 22, 2017

January 2017

Butler High School text being considered for AP Spanish - public viewing Jan. 1, 2017 - Jan. 24, 2017




Abriendo paso: Temas y lecturas

José Díaz & Maria Nadel

Pearson Educ./2014

Triángulo Aprobado

Barbara Gatski & John McMullan

Wayside Publ./2013

Una vez más: Un repaso completo de gramática avanzada

James Couch, Rebecca McCann, Carmel Rodríguez-Walter & Ángel Rubio-Maroto

Pearson Educ./2009

AP Spanish: Preparing for the Language and Culture Examination

José Díaz

Pearson Educ./2014

November 2016

Media Collection Helke Elementary - Nov. 16, 2016 - Dec. 12, 2016

Media Collection Smith Middle School - Nov. 16, 2016 - Dec. 12, 2016

Media Collection Elementary and Middle School - public review Nov. 1, 2016 - Nov. 22, 2016

September 2016

Supplemental text for Spanish II - Noche de Oro - public viewing Sept. 26, 2016 - Oct. 18, 2016

Supplemental text for Spanish II - Noches Misteriosas en Granada - public viewing Sept. 26, 2016 - Oct. 18, 2016

August 2016

Media Collection Elementary and Middle School - public review Aug. 5, 2016 – Aug. 26, 2016

June 2016

Textbook:  Biology 2014, Miller & Levine – public review June 14, 2016 – July 5, 2016