Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/26/2023 - 6:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Info/Action
Subject: 18.1 Review and Potential Approval of Standards Aligned History-Social Science Materials for Middle School History-Social Science Instruction
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1:
All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and career.
File Attachment:
History Social Science Selection Process K-12 (1).pdf
McGrawHill H-SS Gr 6-8 English Quote 4.17.23.pdf
SAVVAS H-SS Gr. 6-8 Spanish Quote 4.17.23.pdf
Summary: The Middle School History-Social Science Adoption Committee began meeting Fall 2022 and included representatives from across the District. The team included teachers and administrators. Teachers worked in grade- alike teams as they went through the review process. Materials were available for review by the community from November 8-29, at the Willow Creek Center and feedback surveys were collected. After reviewing materials and presentations from a variety of vendors, using California Department of Education and Contra Costa County Office of Education evaluation tools, the Middle School Adoption Committee decided to pilot materials from McGraw-Hill and National Geographic. Each pilot lasted four weeks with training provided by the publishers prior to each pilot. At the end of the pilots, the teachers met in-person to review the data collected, community survey results, and compared materials to District and State criteria with consideration to our diverse district needs and to make a recommendation. The Middle School History-Social Science Adoption Committee are recommending an 8-year contract with McGraw-Hill for the Middle School courses. As well as the Spanish materials for the sixth-eighth grade Dual Language program at Holbrook. This contract would include online and printed materials, teacher professional development, and the materials are available in Spanish in support of emerging bilingual students.
Funding: Districtwide Textbooks and Support 01100
Fiscal Impact Not to exceed $1,374,000
Recommendation: Move to approve the standards aligned History-Social Science materials for Middle History-Social Science instruction.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Louise Neville - Administrative Assistant
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:
Nancy Chen - Chief Accountant
Signed By:
Dr. Lisa Gonzales - Chief Business Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Keisha Nzewi seconded to approve the Original motion 'Move to approve the standards aligned History-Social Science materials for Middle History-Social Science instruction.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion CARRIED 5 - 0
Linda Mayo     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Keisha Nzewi     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes
Erin McFerrin     Yes