Each year the state of SC establishes priorities for purchasing instructional materials and resources for our students. Currently, the state is funding new science materials for grades 9-12. Before the process reaches our schools, the SC State Board of Education seeks stakeholder input from across the state and approves a broad list of textbooks for schools to review. Following state approval, textbook publishers formally presented their materials to school districts and distributed samples of their resources for our review. We are tackling this in 2 “rounds” as materials are provided to us.
The 9-12 grade Science Textbooks selection process has been completed at the state level and it is now time to complete the approval process at the district level. For Round 1, SDPC invites the public to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in Pickens County schools for Science.
The materials will be on display in person and online from September 8 through September 20, 2022 with instructions for submitting comments available in person and online.
Community stakeholders may review and give feedback on the resources:
In-person at Central Services
Curtis A. Sudden Administrative Building
1348 Griffin Mill Road
Easley, SC 29640
8:30am until 4:00pm Monday through Friday
OR online by visiting: High School Science Selections Adoption - Round 1
Login information for the textbook publisher sites are listed at this link.
There is a link to a survey found here that will allow you to give us feedback: https://forms.gle/o2hC32raR7ibM2Xa8
Our goal is to be able to send the SDPC Board of Trustees the final recommendation for each level the week of September 26.
We appreciate your input in this process.