District Off-List Notification Information

Published: 6/17/2014 3:56 PM


Notification of an “off-list”
purchase of a basal* textbook or program

(* Basal: one that serves as the primary means of instruction in a content area for a grade level or course)

Request to purchase textbook and instructional materials not found on the State Multiple List
KRS 156.445(1) states that “No textbook or program shall be used in any public school in Kentucky as a basal title unless it has been recommended and listed on the state multiple list by the State Textbook Commission or unless a school and district has met the notification requirements under subsection (2) of this section . . .” which indicates that “a school council, or if none exists, the principal, may notify, through the superintendent, the State Textbook Commission that it plans to adopt a basal textbook or program that is not on the recommended list, by submitting evidence that the title it has chosen meets the selection criteria of the State Textbook Commission, . . . the subject specific criteria of the textbook reviewers . . . and complies with the required publisher specifications.” Hence, please complete the following information, attach the required documents, obtain the required signatures, and file at the District. Complete the Off-List Notification Checklist (located on the KDE Textbooks Web page) and submit it the KDE instructional resources consultant. Upon the receipt of the Off-List Notification Checklist, a confirmation will be sent to the local superintendent or designee by the KDE instructional resources consultant. If additional information, documents, or signatures are needed before the “off list” notification can be filed with the State Textbook Commission, an email will be sent to the local superintendent’s office specifying the missing item(s).
Review Instruments
Adoption Group II
Social Studies (2007 – 2013)
Adoption Group III
Science (2008 – 2014)
Adoption Group IV
Mathematics (2009 – 2015)
Adoption Group V
Practical Living, Career Studies, Career and Technical Education (2010-2016)
Adoption Group VI
Arts and Humanities (2005 – 2011)
Kathy Mansfield
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
500 Mero Street, 19th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-9850
Fax (502) 564-9848