Curriculum Adoption

Continuous development, evaluation, and adaptation of primary curricular resources are necessary to meet the evolving educational needs of students. To ensure that our instructional materials are meeting the rigorous demands of our classrooms, the Office of Student Achievement seeks feedback from our educators and continuously evaluates the impact of our materials in relation to our district's vision and our core learning objectives.

In the event that the district determines a need for adopting a new text, the Director of Student Achievement will establish a diverse curriculum adoption committee comprising parents, licensed educators, administrators, and district leaders. The committee will complete a rigorous examination of curricula and make a decision based on the district textbook adoption rubric.

The Board of Education's curriculum adoption procedures protect the integrity of our commitment to excellence and ensure that instructional materials are selected in a manner which:

  • Places principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice;
  • Enriches and support the curriculum taking into consideration the varied need, interests, abilities, and maturity levels of pupils served;
  • Stimulates growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values and ethical standards;
  • Sets forth opposing sides of controversial issues so that young citizens may develop, under guidance, the practice of critical thinking and analysis;
  • Represents the many religious, ethnic, and cultural groups and their contributions to our American heritage; and,
  • Shows concern for fairness toward all individuals and groups

K-12 ELA Primary Curriculum Adoption

During the 2017-2018 school year, Ogden School District will adopt primary English Language Arts curricula for all elementary and secondary schools (to be implemented in fall of 2018). The district’s goal in this adoption cycle is to provide up-to-date, research-based, relevant, and appropriate materials that will effectively support teaching and learning practices in our English Language Arts classrooms. To meet this goal, the district has assembled two curriculum adoption committees (one for elementary and one for secondary) to review available instructional materials and recommend primary resources for the Board's consideration.

The adoption committees will meet approximately once per month from October 2017 to February 2018. Meetings will be held at the Ogden School District Campus from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. During the selection process, committee members will learn about best instructional practices, gain an understanding of the Utah Core Standards, and apply selection criteria to determine a recommended curricular resource.

Elementary Committee Members

Ellen Andersen, Instructional Coach
Kathryn Andrus, Teacher
Milissa Avila, Teacher
Janice Bukey, Principal
Statia Davey, Teacher Specialist
Rebecca Franchi, Teacher Specialist
Kathy Gleed, Teacher
Angela Gronewald, Instructional Coach
Brian Johnson, Teacher
MacKenzie Largent, Teacher
Shantel Leavitt, Teacher
Claire Revelle, Teacher
Marissa Reitan, Teacher
Andrea Thompson, Instructional Coach
Allene Voreis, Teacher

Secondary Committee Members

Mckell Adams, Teacher
Tori Allen, Teacher
Kevin Baron, Teacher
Ronda Bickmore, Teacher Specialist
Kelly Boren, Teacher
Rhiannon Hartvigsen, Teacher
Elisabeth Huber, Teacher
Amy Huntington, Parent
Shevon Lopez, Teacher Specialist
Jeff Martinez, Teacher
Theresa McInnes, Teacher
Lauren Nall, Teacher
Kim Richards, Teacher
Lesli Unrein, Teacher

Committee Oversight Team

Chad Carpenter, Assistant Superintendent
Adam McMickell, Director of Student Achievement
Sarah Roberts, Executive Director

ELA Curriculum Adoption Meeting Information and Timeline



Date: October 11th
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Ogden School District, Building 2, PDC A/B

During the initial committee meeting, members will:
  • Learn about the curriculum adoption process
  • Read governing board policy
  • Review Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Recommend changes to RFP

Stage 1 Evaluation

Stage 1 Evaluation Meeting

Date: November 1st
Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Ogden School District, Building 2, PDC A/B

During this committee meeting, members will:
  • Review Board procedures and the RFP
  • Evaluate vendor proposals
  • Evaluate open educational resources
  • Determine which vendors will present in December

Stage 2 Vendor Presentations

Stage 2 Vendor Presentations

Date: December 6th*
Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Ogden School District, Building 2, PDC A/B

*Date and Time subject to change depending on vendor availability.

During this committee meeting, members will:
  • Review Board procedures
  • Engage in vendor presentations
  • Participate in question and answer sessions
  • Evaluate presentations

Open House and Classroom Pilots

Open House and Classroom Pilots

Date: January 17-18, 2018 (Open House)
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Location: Various Classrooms

During this period, members will:
  • Provide access to resources for all district educators
  • Receive feedback from educators
  • Reflect on feedback
  • Prepare for the final evaluation meeting in January

Stage 3 Final Evaluation

Stage 3 Final Evaluation Meeting

Date: January 31st
Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Ogden School District, Building 2, PDC A/B

During this committee meeting, members will:
  • Review Board procedures
  • Evaluate remaining vendor proposals
  • Evaluate open educational resources
  • Determine recommendations for the Board's consideration

Board of Education Presentation

Board of Education Presentation

Date: March 1st
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Ogden School District, Building 1, Board Room

During this meeting, members will:
  • Assist in sharing the curriculum adoption process
  • Present recommendations for primary ELA curricula
  • Answer any questions from the Board Members