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Subchapter 1. Elementary Instructional Materials. Adoption of Curriculum Frameworks, Evaluation Criteria and Instructional Materials - Procedures. For State Board procedures relating to text books, see Div. 20. Prohibited Communications.   

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(a) Publishers or their representatives shall not communicate with facilitators, IMRs and CREs, during their tenure, and facilitators, IMRs and CREs, during their tenure, shall not communicate with publishers or their representatives, about anything related to the evaluation or adoption of instructional materials submitted for adoption, other than when publishers are making presentations or public comment in open publicly-noticed meetings. When publishers or their representatives, or facilitators, IMRs or CREs, make a prohibited communication, the SBE may take corrective action, including disqualification of the publisher, facilitator and IMR/CRE from further participation in the adoption.

(b) Publishers, or their representatives, shall not communicate with Commissioners about anything related to the evaluation or adoption of instructional materials, other than during the times for public comment in open publicly-noticed meetings, or other than through written submissions addressed to all Commissioners in care of the Executive Director of the Commission, between the date set forth in the Schedule of Significant Events when instructional materials are delivered to IMRs, CREs and LRDCs and the date when the SBE takes action to adopt. When publishers or their representatives, or commissioners make a prohibited communication, the SBE may take corrective action, including disqualification of the publisher and the Commissioner from further participation in the adoption.

(c) Notwithstanding the above prohibitions, facilitators, IMRs, CREs, and Commissioners may contact publishers for technical assistance in using electronic instructional materials.

(d) Notwithstanding the above prohibitions, publishers or their representatives may communicate with the chairperson, or designee, of the Commission or the chairperson, or designee, of the Subject Matter Committee involved in the adoption during the time set forth for deliberations.

Authority Cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 60206

Reference:

Education Code 33530

Education Code 60200

Education Code 60204

(New by Register 2012, No. 2.)