Instructional Material Adoption

  • The North Thurston Public Schools seek to adopt instructional materials to meet the learning goals of the District. Quality instructional materials serve as resources essential to effective learning and teaching. Materials are selected to assist students attain the Essential Academic Learning Requirements, Grade Level Expectations, and Standards required by the District and the State of Washington.
     
    District Policy 2311 (PDF) directs the selection and adoption of instructional materials.  Specific procedures for obtaining approval or requesting reconsideration of instructional materials are outlined in District Procedure 2311P (PDF).
     
    Core and supplemental materials are reviewed by the District's Instructional Materials Committee (IMC). The IMC meets six times a year and is composed of teachers, librarians, and community members.
     
    For information regarding materials on the District's approved instructional material list, ask your school's principal or contact Amanda Garcia at (360) 412-4462.

Interested in joining? How to Apply to Serve on the IMC

  • The Instructional Materials Committee reviews instructional materials recommended for use in schools in accordance with District policy. The committee examines and evaluates instructional materials and makes recommendations to the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning regarding the adoption of materials. The IMC also hears requests for reconsideration of instructional materials.

    The IMC consists of three teachers, two teacher-librarians, a principal, a representative from the North Thurston Education Association, and four community representatives, one each representing high schools, middle schools, elementary schools and the community at large.

    The IMC meets six times a year, with additional meetings called as necessary. Committee members must be willing to read and review several books and online resources and evaluate the materials using established District criteria. It is critical that committee members be able to read and evaluate assigned materials prior to the scheduled meetings. This is a volunteer position.

    Current Openings

    • Community member, High School
    • High School Teacher
    • Elementary Teacher
    • NTEA Representative
    • Principal 

    For further information or to apply please submit a letter or email of interest to Vicky Lamoreaux, Assistant Superintendent, at vlamoreaux@nthurston.k12.wa.us.

    Please include the following information in your letter or email:

    • name
    • address
    • email address
    • position for which you are applying
    • your interest for serving and your qualifications

    The Superintendent will select from among the applicants for IMC membership and recommend those persons to the School Board for approval.

Public Review List

  • Materials under review may be viewed at the Instructional Services Office, Room 280 in the District Office, from 8:00-4:00, Monday through Friday.
     
    None at this time. 

IMC Meeting Information

  • The Instructional Materials Committee meets six times a year. Below are the scheduled meetings for 2020-21.
     
    Location: Held virtually until further notice

    Time: 4:15 PM

    2020 Dates:
    • November 13
    • January 19
    • March 9
    • April 13
    • June 8
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