Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/13/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Superintendent's Report
Type: Info/Action
Subject: 14.3 Review and potential approval of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Materials for Physics of the Universe
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1: All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and/or career.
File Attachment:
HS McGraw Hill Physics Quote 4.5.22.pdf
Summary: The High School Science Adoption Committee began meeting Fall 2021 and included representatives from all feeder patterns and communities across the District. The team included teachers and administrators. Teachers worked in course-alike teams as they went through the review process. Materials were available for review by the community for three weeks at the end of November 2021 at the Willow Creek Center and feedback surveys were collected. After reviewing materials and presentations from a variety of vendors, using California Department of Education evaluation tools, the Physics of the Universe team decided to pilot Savvas and McGraw Hill. Each pilot lasted five weeks with training provided by the publishers prior to each pilot. At the end of the pilots, the teachers met in-person to review the data collected, community survey results, and compared materials to District and State criteria with consideration to our diverse district needs to make a recommendation. The Physics of the Universe team is recommending an 8-year contract with McGraw Hill for the Physics of the Universe course. This contract would include online and printed materials, teacher professional development, and the materials are available in Spanish in support of emerging bilingual students.
Funding: Lottery-Prop 20
Unrestricted General Fund
LCFF Supplemental (Primary Language Support materials)
Fiscal Impact Not to exceed $95,000
Recommendation: Approve Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) materials purchase from McGraw Hill for high school science course- Physics of the Universe
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:
Dr. Lisa Gonzales - Chief Business Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Debra Mason seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) materials purchase from McGraw Hill for high school science course- Physics of the Universe'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion CARRIED 5 - 0
Linda Mayo     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes
Keisha Nzewi     Yes
Erin McFerrin     Yes