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Elementary ELA Pilot & Adoption Committee

California's next naturally occurring adoption cycle for ELA will occur in 2027. With the Board's and District's knowledge that the materials currently being used were not formally adopted using the Board Policy and Administrative Regulations in place, a plan for corrective action has been requested. To that end, the District will form an English/Language Arts Instructional Materials Advisory Committee. The committee will be charged with selecting two to three curricula to pilot during the coming school year, designing the pilot, and making a recommendation for formal adoption of curricula to the Board of Education.

PAUSD is actively seeking elementary parents who are interested in serving on this committee for the upcoming year. Responsibilities of the parent members include attending six meetings and observing lessons of the piloted curriculum. Interested elementary parents, please follow the application process below.

Application Process

The selection committee composition and adoption process are defined by Board Policy and Administrative Regulations for Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials (BP 6161.1 and AR 6161.1), which include the following clauses:

  • The Superintendent or designee shall establish a process by which instructional materials shall be reviewed for recommendation to the Board. This process shall involve teachers in a substantial manner and shall also encourage the participation of parents/guardians and community members.
  • Individuals who participate in selecting and evaluating instructional materials shall not have a conflict of interest in the materials being reviewed, as defined in administrative regulation.
  • Committee shall include two to five community members selected by the Superintendent or designee.
  • The community members selected shall represent a balanced perspective of the community at large.

To Participate

  1. Applicants must be able to commit to regular attendance given this anticipated schedule:
    2021-2022 Timeline
    August 30, 2021
    3:30 - 5:00 pm
    PAUSD Board Room
    Kick-Off
    September 21, 2021
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
    PAUSD Board Room
    Exploration Process
    Paper Screening
    Pilot Recommendation
    October 12, 2021
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Location TBD
    Publisher Presentation
    Pilot Round 1 & 2
    -OR-
    Pilot Round 1 (if 3 curricula)
    December 7, 2021
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Location TBD
    Pilot Round 1 Debrief
    -OR-
    Publisher Presentation
    Pilot Round 2 (if 3 curricula)
    February 15, 2022
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Location TBD
    Pilot Round 2 Debrief
    Evaluation Feedback Debrief
    Adoption Recommendation
    -OR-
    Publisher Presentation
    Pilot Round 3 (if 3 curricula)
    April 18, 2022
    3:30 - 5:00 pm
    PAUSD Board Room
    *if needed*
    Pilot Round 3 Debrief
    Evaluation Feedback Debrief
    Adoption Recommendation
  1. Complete application by Friday, July 30, 2021: