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Textbook Adoption Community Review

Textbook adoption



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.

May 2019 - Novels/Materials Recommended for BOE Approval June 2019 -

                   Public Viewing May 3 through June 10  

April 2019 - Media Collections List for Helke ES and Smith MS - Public Viewing March 28 through April 23

April 2019 - Textbooks/Materials Recommended for BOE Approval 2019 

March 2019 - Textbooks/Materials Recommended for BOE Approval March 2019 

                    - Media Collections List - March 2019 Morton MS

February 2019 - Media Collections List for Smith MS - Public Viewing Jan. 24 through Feb. 26

November 2018 - Media Collections LIst for Smith MS - Public Viewing Oct. 25 through Nov. 27

October 2018 - Media Collections List for Demmitt ES - Public Viewing Sept. 26 through 23 

September 2018 - Media Collections List for Smith MS -  Public Viewing Aug. 30 through Sept. 25

August 2018 - Media Collections List - August 2018 Demmitt & Smith (Public viewing July 19 - Aug. 28)

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