Review Instructional Materials Under Consideration


DELAND – Volusia County Schools has initiated the process for adopting new instructional materials (textbooks) and is seeking public review and input on the instructional materials under consideration. This school year, the state of Florida’s materials adoption focuses on English Language Arts (ELA) for kindergarten through 12th grade.

The public can access the potential instructional materials online or see them at three public meetings scheduled for Jan. 5, 6 and 7, 2021. The website is: Instructional Materials.

The public meetings will be held:

  • 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Shapiro Blue, 1500 Lexington Ave., DeLand, FL 32724. (Please park in the front of the building.)
  • 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at University High School, 1000 W. Rhode Island Ave., Orange City, FL 32763. (Park in front of the main office. The Lecture Hall is off the front entrance.)
  • 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Mainland High School, 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114. (Enter the Auditorium Lobby off of the front parking lot.)

Those attending in person must wear a mask and abide by the district’s social distancing policy.

The Instructional Materials Department strives to provide VCS students, schools and faculties with the highest quality of instructional materials to meet the district’s educational goals and support 21st century teaching and learning. VCS follows all state and district guidelines, procedures, and policies in choosing the best materials possible. It is the Instructional Materials Department’s goal to affect student achievement in the highest way possible.

The deadline to provide input is Jan. 12. Following the public review, Volusia County Schools plans to adopt new instructional materials for English Language Arts in spring 2021. Those materials would be used starting with the 2021-2022 school year.

Questions about this instructional review can be sent to Kris Smith, Library Media Services and Instructional Materials Specialist, at

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