MARCH 7, 2023 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Director of Public Relations
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PUBLIC MAY VIEW POTENTIAL
NEW TEXTBOOKS AND SUBMIT FEEDBACK
MARION COUNTY – With Marion County Public Schools adopting new textbooks for two mathematics courses (seventh grade Acceleration and high school college Algebra) and Social Studies (grades 6-12), public input can be offered during an open review night scheduled for Thursday, March 30.
That is when members of the public can physically review potential textbooks and materials being considered by the district adoption review committees for next school year.
The 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. session takes place in Building 2 of the Robert “Mack” Dunwoody Educational Complex located on the District Office / MTI campus at 1614 E. Fort King St. in Ocala.
The process already involves parents, teachers, and community members reviewing instructional materials. Course-specific committees can involve up to 15 voting members and one non-voting chair including the content area program specialist, up to eight teachers, two parents, and five community members appointed by the Marion County School Board.
Following this public viewing, review committee members will consider public input at their meeting set for April 3 at West Port High School from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. West Port High is located at 3733 SW 80 Ave. in Ocala.
Committee members will also vote to recommend titles to Superintendent Dr. Diane Gullett, who then advances recommendations to the Marion County School Board.
For more information, contact the Instructional Materials Department of Marion County Public Schools at 352.236.0525.
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