Textbook Adoption Review

2023-24 Science Adoption Review

Hernando County School District(HCSD) will begin the textbook adoption process for Science K-12 
beginning in March of 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year. All requests for materials and reviews were 
conducted via the EdCredible platform to determine invited publishers.

HCSD kindly requests publishers submit new, state-approved instructional materials for consideration in 
our 23-24, grades K-12 Science adoption review. This request is for Science textbook/curriculum for 
Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8) and High (9-12) School. We are asking each vendor to provide 1 set of 
sample materials/ adoption review packages per grade level/content area per school/dept that include 
both student and teacher editions. Online samples can be emailed to directors. Please send the sample 
materials to:

Hernando County Schools- Academic Services
Attn: John Morris, morris_j@hcsb.k12.fl.us, Director of Secondary Curriculum or Tiffany
Howard, howard_t@hcsb.k12.fl.us, Director of Elementary Curriculum
919 N. Broad
Brooksville, FL 34601

Hernando County Schools will only consider Science course materials that are approved by the State of 
Florida for use starting in 24-25. If the State of Florida has not approved materials for a specific course, 
we will review and consider off-list instructional materials for that specific course if no other options are 

For a list of state approved materials please click the following link:

Please note that the adoption committee requires a commitment to attend all meetings. The
meeting dates and times are as follows:

  • Elementary Science Committee - Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 at 8:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Middle School Science Committees - Monday, April 29th, 2024 at 8:30 – 3:30 pm
  • High School Science Committees - Tuesday, April 30th, 2023 at 7:30 – 3:00 pm

These meetings are in addition to the hours of individual review time of the publishers textbooks that 
staff received prior to these dates. All meetings will be conducted in-person. Your participation on the 
committee is on a volunteer basis.

See below for the timeline of adoption:

Committee Selection: February 2024
Publisher’s Digital Review of Textbook: March/April 2024
Presentation: April 2024
Final two Selection & Publisher Notification: Presentation Dates(See Above)
School Site Review: April/May 2024
School Vote: May 2024
Public Review and Input Online: May 2024
Board Approval: June 2024*
Purchase Orders: June/July 2024*
*Subject to change


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