• Members of the Wicomico County community are welcome to review instructional materials that are being considered for classroom-level, large-group instruction in WCPS.  These types of resources are reviewed by teams including teachers, content-area supervisors, parents, and students prior to being presented at Curriculum Council.  The Curriculum Council may recommend to the Superintendent that the resource be approved for use within WCPS.  The resource is then presented at two successive Board meetings for 1st and 2nd (final) readings.  Between the 1st and 2nd reading, interested members of the Wicomico County community may review and provide input on these resources.  The resources open for review/comment are displayed below, along with instructions for viewing them.  This page will be updated after each Board meeting in which action on instructional resources is taken. 


  • June 23, 2022 Board Meeting

    Approved for Second/Final Reading:

    • Lab-Aids Middle School Science Program
    • Novel Ban This Book for use in 4th grade ELA

    Approved for First Reading:

    • Ventures, Cambridge University Press - textbook for high school ESOL
    • History Alive, TCI - Grades 3-5 Elementary Social Studies

    Wicomico County citizens interested in reviewing these resources prior to the Second Reading at the July 12, 2022 Board of Education meeting should enter all of the requested information at this link, then click the 'send' button.  You will be contacted so that arrangements can be made for you to review the book(s) and complete a Citizen's Review form.  All reviews will take place at the WCPS Central Office at 2424 Northgate Dr., Salisbury. 


    May 10, 2022 Board Meeting

    Approved for Second/Final Reading and Adoption:

    • Series of Nystrom atlases for use in elementary, middle, high schools

    Approved for First Reading:

    • Lab-Aids Middle School Science Program
    • Novel Ban This Book for use in 4th grade ELA

    Wicomico County citizens interested in reviewing these resources prior to the Second Reading at the June 14, 2022 Board of Education meeting should enter all of the requested information at this link, then click the 'send' button.  You will be contacted so that arrangements can be made for you to review the book(s) and complete a Citizen's Review form.  All reviews will take place at the WCPS Central Office at 2424 Northgate Dr., Salisbury. 


    April 12, 2022 Board Meeting

    Approved for Second/Final Reading and Adoption

    • The Alchemist (novel for 11th & 12th Grade)

    Approved for First Reading:

    • Series of Nystrom atlases for use in elementary, middle, high schools

     


    March 9, 2022 Board Meeting Action

    Approved for Second/Final Reading and Adoption:

    • The One and Only Bob (novel for 3rd Grade)

    Approved for First Reading:

    • The Alchemist (novel for 11th & 12th Grade)

    February 8, 2022 Board Meeting Action

    Approved for Second/Final Reading and Adoption: 

    • Fourth Grade Rats (novel for 3rd grade)
    • Out of My Mind (novel for 4th grade)
    • Home of the Brave (novel for 5th grade)

    Approved for First Reading: 

    • The One and Only Bob (novel for 3rd grade)

    January 11, 2022 Board Meeting Action

    Approved for Second/Final Reading and Adoption:  

    • McGraw-Hill StudySync as the core instructional resource for English/ELA courses in grades 6-12.
    • Novel Creek Critters for use as a read-aloud to support Maryland's Environmental Literacy mandate in WCPS kindergarten classes.

    Approved for First Reading: Three novels for use in ELA instruction in elementary schools.  Fourth Grade Rats, by Jerry Spinelli (3rd grade); Out of My Mind, by Sharon Draper (4th grade); Home of the Brave, by Katherine Applegate (5th grade).


    December 14, 2021 Board Meeting Action

    Approved for Second/Final Reading and Adoption:  Cengage suite of five textbook titles for use in High School Business Education pathways: Accounting, Business Administrative Services, and Marketing.  Titles include:

    • Century 21 Accounting, 11th ed - Multicolumn Journal
    • Marketing
    • Principles of Business: Operations, Marketing, Finance, & Management
    • Microsoft Office 365 Excel
    • Microsoft Office 365 Word

    Approved for First Reading - McGraw-Hill StudySync as the core instructional resource for English/ELA courses in grades 6-12.

    Approved for First Reading - Novel Creek Critters for use as a read-aloud to support Maryland's Environmental Literacy mandate in WCPS kindergarten classes.


    November 9, 2021 Board Meeting Action

    Approved for Second/Final Reading and Adoption - Wild Wings by Gill Lewis, 4th Grade

    Approved for Second/Final Reading and Adoption - Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli, 3rd Grade

    Approved for First Reading - Cengage suite of five textbook titles for use in High School Business Education pathways: Accounting, Business Administrative Services, and Marketing.  Titles include:

    • Century 21 Accounting, 11th ed - Multicolumn Journal
    • Marketing
    • Principles of Business: Operations, Marketing, Finance, & Management
    • Microsoft Office 365 Excel
    • Microsoft Office 365 Word

    October 12, 2021 Board Meeting Action

    Approved for First Reading - Wild Wings by Gill Lewis, 4th Grade

    Approved for First Reading - Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli, 3rd Grade