Curriculum Materials Adoption Process

The information below addresses only the procedural steps needed to submit materials to CMAC for review. Staff should read and understand Board policy and procedure 2020 and  2020P prior to submitting material to CMAC. For field test requests and information please click here. 

Step One:

Applicants seeking approval of instructional materials (the "sponsor") begin by contacting their principal and the appropriate Instructional Support person to discuss the process. Heather Miller (Curriculum and Instruction K-12), Julie Trembath-Neuberger (Special Education-Secondary), Kim Durkin (Special Education-Elementary), Damen Schuneman (College and Career Readiness), and Shelby Reynolds (Instructional Technology) will provide guidance, reviewing these considerations:

  • Alignment with standards, district curriculum, and program needs
  • Criteria for scientifically-based research in the content areas
  • Funding source

Once it has been decided to move forward with the CMAC submission, sponsors should contact the Administrative Assistant for CMAC (Cathy Barela: or x7703) to request a date for the presentation of materials to CMAC. Sponsor materials must be received by the due date for the meeting date requested to secure a place on the agenda (see the CMAC Timeline below).

Step Two:

The sponsor is responsible for completing the sponsor documentation, as well as soliciting the appropriate teacher and principal reviews. The documentation required is dependent upon the type of materials being submitted. Please read the Application Process Instructions. to determine the documentation needed. Forms can be found on the CMAC Forms and Documents page.

Step Three:

Send the completed CMAC application packet to Cathy Barela, before the application deadline.

Step Four:

Sponsors will be notified in writing of the date and time for presenting materials to the CMAC. Sponsors will then receive a written notification of the committee's recommendation within fifteen working days of the next School Board meeting.

Please direct inquiries to Cathy Barela ( or x7703)

Meeting Date Sponsor Materials Due Date Date to School Board

October 2, 2023

Cancelled Cancelled
December 4, 2023 November 3, 2023 January 08, 2024
February 5, 2024 January 5, 2024 February 26, 2024
March 18, 2024 February 2, 2024 April 22, 2024
April 15, 2024 March 15, 2024 May 13, 2024
May 20, 2024 April 5, 2024 June 24, 2024