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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. Public Inspection of, and Comment on, Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria.   

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(a) Prior to recommending a curriculum framework and evaluation criteria to the SBE, the Commission shall:

(1) direct the appropriate Subject Matter Committee to consider the draft curriculum framework and evaluation criteria developed by the CFCC, if applicable, and submit its recommendation to the Commission;

(2) consider the recommendation from the Subject Matter Committee;

(3) approve a draft curriculum framework and evaluation criteria and make it available for public review and comment for a minimum of 60 days. The CDE shall ensure that the draft curriculum framework and evaluation criteria is posted on the CDE website for the entire period, and available at the LRDCs during this period; and

(4) hold at least one publicly-noticed meeting to receive comment on the draft curriculum framework and evaluation criteria as referenced below.

(b) Any comment from a member of the public regarding a draft curriculum framework and evaluation criteria that is received by the Executive Director of the Commission not later than 14 days prior to the date set for the publicly-noticed meeting at which the Commission is scheduled to consider whether to recommend the draft curriculum framework and evaluation criteria to the SBE for adoption, will be distributed to members of the Commission not later than 3 days before the meeting. Notice of the 14-day deadline, and the Executive Director's mail, email, and facsimile addresses, shall be posted on the CDE website and at the LRDCs at least 60 days before the meeting.

(c) After the Commission recommends a curriculum framework and evaluation criteria to the SBE for adoption, the CDE shall ensure that the recommended curriculum framework and evaluation criteria is posted on the CDE website for a 60-day period, and available at the LRDCs during this period, for public review and comment prior to consideration by SBE for adoption.

(d) Nothing in this section shall restrict a member of the public from directly addressing a state body at any publicly-noticed meeting, orally or in writing, relating to a curriculum framework and evaluation criteria.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 60005

Education Code 60206

Reference:

Education Code 60202

Education Code 60204

Government Code 11125.7

(Amended by Register 2012, No. 2.)