Article: Science Text Book Public Review to be Held Prior to PTO Meeting

Science Text Book Public Review to be Held Prior to PTO Meeting

Posted Thursday, March 2, 2023
Bellbrook Cursive B
Come and ask questions and see what students will be learning in the field of science at all levels of the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local School District during a Science Textbook Adoption Public Review.

The public review will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 14 at the Middle School in the Large Group Room.Ohio's Learning Standards for Science will also be available for review. The PTO Meeting will follow at 7 and there will be a short presentation at the beginning of the meeting on the proposed science textbooks and process, as outlined in board policy 2510.


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.
The Board shall, at a regular meeting, select the textbooks to be used in the schools of this District.

Furthermore, it is the legal responsibility of the Board to provide the duly adopted, required textbooks to students who are enrolled in the District free of charge. Textbooks may be in a printed and bound or electronic format. An "electronic textbook" is defined as computer software, interactive videodisc, magnetic media, CD-ROM, computer courseware, online service, electronic medium, or other means of conveying information to the student or otherwise contributing to the learning process through electronic means.

A student or his/her parent(s) may purchase a copy of the duly-adopted textbook, regardless of format, for the District’s purchase price, including shipping and handling.

The Superintendent shall develop a plan for the review and recommendation of textbooks to ensure staff participation and that parents and members of the community are consulted, where appropriate, in the selection process.

In considering the approval of any proposed textbook, the Board recommends that the following factors be considered as part of any review process:

  • A. relationship to the course of study 
  • B. extent to which the content will make it possible for the student to achieve the learning objectives of the course of study and the educational outcomes of the District.

A list of all approved textbooks shall be maintained by the Superintendent and made available for the use of the professional staff.
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