Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/10/2023 - 7:00 PM
Category: Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: Approval to Post Elementary English Language Arts Instructional Materials for Community Review
Vision 2026:
Academic Excellence Strategies 1
Implement learning acceleration strategies and programming.
Academic Excellence Strategies 3
Develop implementation resources aligned with our Portrait of a Graduate.
Background The Vision 2026 strategic plan includes a strategy of implementing learning acceleration and programming. One of the tactics of this strategy is to adopt and support resources for K-8 academic core areas. This includes English Language Arts. A team of teachers studied the research of science-based reading instruction. This formed the instructional vision in the selection of materials to pilot. This year, elementary teachers piloted two high quality instructional materials and selected one to recommend to the Board of Education for adoption.
File Attachment:
K-5 Bookworms Tradebooks.pdf
Bookworms Print Materials.pdf
Bookworms Tradebooks Books Pricing.pdf
Overview of K-5 ELA Curriculum Process.pdf
ELA Literacy 5.10.23.pdf
Summary: After engaging in a pilot of two materials, the elementary staff recommend Bookworms as the instructional materials for grades K-5 English Language Arts instruction. On Wednesday evening, the administration will share information about the pilot, the materials and the implementation timeline. A list of all tradebooks included in Bookworms will be posted on the District website for community review along with information on how to access the teacher materials. All community members that provide feedback will receive a phone call from a member of the Educational Services Department, and the feedback will be shared with the Board of Education.
Funding: The total cost is $935,606.

This includes print materials for $254,245.00 and student tradebooks and read aloud tradebooks for $681,361.00. Funding has been allocated in the ARP ESSER III grant and will be allocated in the FY24 district budget.
Board Policy 6:210 Instructional Materials
Recommendation: It is recommended the Board approve the posting of the K-5 ELA instructional materials for community review.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Melissa Murphy - Asst Superintendent
Signed By:
Jeff Schuler - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Brad Paulsen Moved, Member Julie Kulovits seconded to approve the Original motion 'It is recommended the Board approve the posting of the K-5 ELA instructional materials for community review.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
Brad Paulsen     Yes
Rob Hanlon     Yes
Dave Long     Yes
Angela Blatner     Yes
Julie Kulovits     Yes
Erik Hjerpe     Yes
John Rutledge     Yes