Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/8/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Info/Action
Subject: 19.6 Review and Potential Approval of Proposed Textbook Adoption for 6th Grade Accelerated Spanish
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:
Summary: The English Learner Services Department reviewed curriculum for the 6th grade Accelerated Spanish pilot course during the 2018-19 school year for students continuing from the 5th grade dual language programs. Maravillas was selected to pilot for a two year cycle for the new course as it is a continuation of the series used in the elementary bilingual programs, and students’ familiarity with the textbook’s structure and routines allows them to focus on the language learning. Maravillas is a rigorous program and very tightly aligned to the CA Common Core Spanish Language Arts standards. In addition, it has comprehensive auxiliary supports and includes nonfiction passages and topics with content connections that can support the continued development of students’ academic language in history and science. An additional two years was needed for the pilot program to align with A-G requirements.

Teachers, students and families have had the opportunity to give feedback on the Maravillas textbook and it has been overwhelmingly positive.
Funding: Lottery Fund
Fiscal Impact None at this time as textbooks were purchased at the beginning of the pilot
Recommendation: Move to approve textbook adoption of Maravillas for 6th Grade Accelerated Spanish
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jocelyn Tibayan - Administrative Secretary
Signed By:
Carmen Garces - Director of English Learner Services
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Keisha Nzewi Moved, Member Erin McFerrin seconded to approve the Original motion 'Move to approve textbook adoption of Maravillas for 6th Grade Accelerated Spanish'. 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