Instructional Materials and Library Services

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Sarasota County Schools will be adopting textbooks for 6-12 Social Studies and K-5 Science during the 2018-2019 school year, for implementation beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

K-5 Science

To access K-5 Science online samples, refer to the “K-5 Online Sample Information” document found in the “Links” section

Adoption Process Summary:

Adoption Timeline: 

Middle School Courses:

To access 6-8 Social Studies online samples, refer to the “6-12 Online Sample Information” document found in the “Links” section

Adoption Process Summary:

Adoption Timeline: 

High School Courses: 

To access 9-12 Social Studies online samples, refer to the “6-12 Online Sample Information” document found in the “Links” section

Adoption Process Summary:

Adoption Timeline: 

Public Evaluation:

Sarasota County Schools invites members of the public to review the same rigorous evaluation that our adoption committees use to review materials under consideration for adoption.

To access a PDF version of these documents please click on the links below:

Objections to The Adoption of Instructional Materials:

Pursuant to both Florida State Statute and local school board policy, parents of public school students or residents of the county may contest the district school board’s adoption of a specific instructional material within 30 calendar days after the adoption by the school board.  Please refer to the document(s) below for additional information

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    Welcome to Sarasota County Schools Instructional Materials and Library Services!

    Instructional Materials
    We take great pride in supporting District level staff and schools by providing educational resources for teaching and learning by:

    • Participating in budget development and monitoring spending of the District's annual Instructional Materials allocation from the State of Florida, in accordance with state statutes
    • Leading the process for school sites to effectively manage their instructional materials assets, including annual inventory
    • Helping facilitate the process for both state and county level Instructional Materials adoption
    • Managing the redistribution of the District's in-adoption Instructional Materials surplus among school sites
    • Coordinating the acquisition and delivery of Instructional Materials for new sites
    • Partnering  with universities and community colleges to acquire and manage the process that provides Instructional Materials for students participating in Dual Enrollment and Early College Programs
    • Providing management, maintenance and support for all digital instructional materials and their implementation

    Library Services
    Equally as important are the services and support we provide to the school library system by:

    • Providing ongoing support in the operation and maintenance of the Follett Destiny Library Management Program
    • Providing professional development and ongoing support for media staff 
    • Planning and provide professional development for teachers and staff on the use of our digital research tools and databases
    • Providing input on the design of new media centers, collection development, collection evaluation and other services as requested

    Rob Manoogian
    Program Manager

    Carol Hubbard
    Bookkeeper    
        
    Doug Mitchell
    Delivery/Warehouse Clerk

    Larry Nipper
    Delivery/Warehouse Clerk    

    Cherrie Mucciarone 
    Library Automation System Technician

    Marilyn Phillips 
    Instructional Materials/Library Services/Dual Enrollment Support