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    Join the K-5 Math Instructional Materials Adoption Committee
    Posted on 06/14/2021

    Join the K-5 Math Instructional Materials Adoption Committee

    Seattle Public Schools is committed to ensuring equitable access and excellence in education for every student. Seattle Public Schools Board Policy 0030 states that "The district shall provide every student with equitable access to a high-quality curriculum, support, facilities and other educational resources, even when this means differentiating resource allocation."

    Seattle Excellence, our five-year strategic plan, is guided by four priorities and is laser focused on supporting Students of Color who are furthest away from educational justice, beginning with African American boys and teens. This plan commits us to focus on educating students through high-quality instruction and learning experiences that accelerate growth for Students of Color who are most impacted by racist systems. One priority goal of Seattle Excellence is for Students of Color furthest from educational justice to be proficient in mathematics in fifth and seventh grade.

    Math Adoption for Grades K-5  

    To help us achieve the goals of Seattle Excellence, Seattle Public Schools is initiating an adoption process for instructional materials to support math instruction in grades K through 5. The instructional materials adoption process will follow the Seattle Public Schools Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials, Policy No. 2015. The planned implementation of the new instructional materials will occur in the the 2022-23 school year.

    Read more about the Math Adoption for Grades K-5.

    Math Adoption Committee

    Would you like to be a part of this exciting process, or do you know someone who does? Seattle Public Schools is in the process of convening an adoption committee. The 2021-22 K-5 Math Instructional Materials Adoption Committee plays a crucial role in reviewing and selecting the best instructional materials for our SPS community. Please consider joining in this important work!

    The committee will meet several times between September 2021 and March 2022.

    Committee Membership and Selection

    The committee will be made up of approximately 20 members who provide either subject matter expertise or perspectives of family members with current and/or past students in K-5. The committee will include:

    • K-5 educators, staff, and school leaders from different regions of Seattle
    • Parents, guardians, or other family members of current or former K-5 students who are furthest from educational justice representing a wide range of schools and programs in SPS
    • Current members of the community-at-large with relevant expertise or experience, and/or representatives of higher education with expertise in math or equitable math instruction

    Members will be selected and appointed in accordance with School Board Policy 4110: Family and Community Advisory and Oversight Committees, and Procedure 4110SP. The district shall provide public notice to individuals and organizations that may reasonably be interested in serving on the adoption committee.

    Apply Now

    • Applications are due Friday, July 30, 2021.
    • Applicants will be notified after the committee membership is approved by the Instructional Materials Committee, no later than August 13, 2021.
    • First meeting date is scheduled to be Saturday, September 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Families and Community Online Application Form

    SPS Staff Online Application Form

    PDF Application Forms