Current Instructional Materials Under Review

FAQ’s for Approval Process of Instructional Materials

  • Who is on DIMC?

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    District Instructional Materials Committee (DIMC) is made up of the Director of Teaching and Learning, the Director of Special Education, and a representative from the following groups: Professional Development, Media/Technology, high school administrator, middle school administrator, elementary administrator, high school teacher, middle school teacher, elementary teacher, secondary librarian, elementary librarian, counselor/special programs, Home Education Exchange, parent (secondary and elementary), and secretary.

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  • What materials do I need to have approved?

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    All textbooks, novels, plays, software, online programs, supplemental materials that DO NOT fall under one of the following categories (more information outlined in Shoreline 2311P):

    1. Resources used infrequently or for a short period of time

    2. Non-sensitive individual resources used in sets of fewer than five

    3. Plays, musicals, and productions used only outside of the school day as part of an extra-curricular program (Building principal’s approval is required.) 

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  • How do I know what is already approved?

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    Click on the DIMC DATABASE to search for materials appropriate for your grade level or subject area. 

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  • What if I want to use something that is not on this list?

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    You must go through the process of getting that material articulated by the District Instructional Materials Committee (DIMC). Please refer to the submission deadlines and forms on this page.

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DIMC Submission Deadlines and Meeting Dates

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Instructional Materials Adoption Guide

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DIMC SUBMISSION FORM

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