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    English Language Arts K-5 Adoption

    Seattle Public Schools in February 2016 has initiated an adoption process for instructional materials to support reading in grades kindergarten through 5. An adoption committee, comprising teachers, parents and community members, was formed to begin the process in March 2016.

    NEW: Final Opportunity for Community Feedback Runs October 3 - November 30

    Read more about the three finalists after round 1 (updated June 2016).

    Learn more about our process and timeline.

    The instructional materials process will follow the Seattle Public Schools Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials, Policy No. 2015. If approved by the Seattle School Board, the new textbooks will be put into use during the 2017-18 school year.


    Adoption Committee Information

    View the list of adoption committee members. PDF of committee members

    Applications were reviewed after the March 2 deadline. The adoption committee includes principals, teachers, parent/guardians and community members who could provide valuable insight and perspective regarding the instructional materials provided for review.

    Contact us

    Adoption Coordinator
    Kathleen Vasquez
    Literacy and Social Studies Program Manager
    kavasquez@seattleschools.org
    206-252-0234

    Co-coordinator
    Kristin Nichols
    Literacy Curriculum Specialist
    klnichols@seattleschools.org
    206-252-0692


    Adoption Meeting Notes

    November 9, 2016 PDF

    November 3, 2016 PDF

    March 15, 2016 PDF

    March 17, 2016PDF


    April 27, 2016PDF


    May 4, 2016pdf

    May 19, 2016pdf


    Field Test Applications

    Staff should access our Google form to apply.