District Textbook Coordinators: Amy Vagnier and Sharon Anglim
As of 2014, Public Chapter 981 requires school districts to include parents on their local textbook review committees:
"Local boards of education shall appoint review committees to review the textbooks and instructional materials proposed for adoption and shall make their adoption upon recommendations of such committees. These committees shall be set up by grade and subject matter fields and composed of teachers, or supervisors and teachers, and parents with children enrolled in the LEA at the time of appointment to a committee."
Anyone interested in reviewing textbooks on the approved list from the TN Department of Education may do so at:
University of Tennessee
Curriculum Materials Center
A401 Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996
M, W, F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tues. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Site Contact: Bonnie J. Maples
If this resource at UT does not meet your needs, please contact Maria Greene to discuss other options. Sample materials under review by the district adoption committee will typically be available for public review during the month of March each year. Again, contact Ms. Greene for more information.