Novel & Textbook Adoption

Novel and Textbook Adoption Policy and Process

Below you will find information on the policy and how to proceed with Novel and Textbook Adoption at DCSD


Novel & Textbook Adoption Policy

DCSD Board Policy

Textbook and Instructional Materials Selection And Adoption - Board File IJ


Textbooks” shall mean the major information resource(s) both digital and bound materials provided in multiple copies for use by a total class or a major portion of such class.

Required curriculum materials” shall include print and non-print resources such as software, Web-based products, assigned titles of literature or kits that are integral to a course or curriculum content area and required for whole class student use.

*“Supplementary materials” shall mean any instructional materials other than textbooks and required curriculum materials including, but not limited to, books (literary and nonfiction), periodicals, newspapers, slides and transparencies, models, pictures, diagrams, maps, charts, slides, electronic recordings, and computer applications which relate to the curriculum and are available for teacher use and/or student selection. Supplementary materials are used to provide extension, enrichment and support to the curriculum (usually by individuals or small groups).

Other Applicable DCSD Board Policies

Selection of Controversial Learning Resources - Board File IJA

Instructional Use of Media Resources - Board File IJB

Instructional Resources - Board File IJC

Library Materials Selection and Adoption - Board File IJL


Novel & Textbook Adoption Process 

Start The Process Below

Novel and Textbook Adoption Proposal - Initial Request Form


Novel/book adoption forms are presented to the Board of Education in October and April. Materials must be submitted to the CIPG Director no later than:

- September 15th - presentation to the Board of Education in October
- March 13th - presentation to the Board of Education in April

Next Steps

Once you have submitted the form, you will receive a response from a CIPG Strategist. This email will provide a link to the proposal document for the novel you are requesting, the contact information of the CIPG strategist you will partner with throughout the process, as well as next steps.

Approved Novels and Textbooks

Novels and Textbooks In Process

During the June 23rd 2020 DCSD Board of Education Meeting, the Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Growth Office will seek approval for the following novels and textbooks.

Bridges Math

As part of the approval process, we would like to offer an opportunity for the community to review the material and provide feedback. All novels will be on display weekdays beginning 03/19/20 during the hours of 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the District Administration Building, 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104. For further information or to make arrangements for review, please contact Tammy Whipple at 303-387-0121 or

Questions on Novel & Textbook Process? Please contact

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