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Public Comments Regarding Content of Instructional Materials.

Public Comment

The California State Board of Education encourages public review of instructional materials submitted for consideration of adoption and invites comment. The California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 9521, offers the following guidance for public comment:

Public Comments Regarding Content of Instructional Materials.

  1. Oral and written public comment, whenever submitted, addressing the content of instructional materials should specifically identify the instructional material and page number where the subject content appears and, if pertinent, provide a reason as to why the content is inaccurate or does not meet the content standards, curriculum frameworks, evaluation criteria or social content standards and, if pertinent, suggest a correction to the identified problem.

  2. Any written comment from a member of the public regarding the content of instructional materials that is received by the Executive Director of the Commission not less than 14 days prior to the first date set for review panel deliberations in the Schedule of Significant Events, will be distributed to the review panel that is reviewing the instructional material that is the subject of the comment not less than 7 days before the first day of deliberations. Notice of these deadlines, and the Executive Director's mail, email, and facsimile addresses, shall be posted on the California Department of Education website and at the Learning Resource Display Centers on the date when instructional materials being submitted for adoption are to be delivered to the LRDCs.

  3. Nothing in this section shall restrict a member of the public from directly addressing a state body, orally or in writing, at any publicly-noticed meeting relating to the adoption of instructional materials.

  4. During each day of deliberations there shall be at least two opportunities for public comment.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 33031, 60005 and 60206, Education Code. Reference: Sections 60200 and 60202, Education Code; Section 11125.7, Government Code.

Written comments may be submitted to the Executive Director of the Instructional Quality Commission at the address below. Comments received by 5 p.m. on July 2, 2018, will be forwarded to the review panels that will be deliberating on the submitted instructional materials on July 16–20, 2018.

Stephanie Gregson
Executive Director, Instructional Quality Commission
1430 N Street, Suite 3207
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Science Adoption Public Comment

Comments may also be e-mailed to

The following link provides an optional public comment submission template (DOCX); however, comments may be submitted in any format.

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