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Textbook Procedures for Departmentalization


Due to the history of elementary school departmentalization and the unpredictable changes that can occur with administrators at any given school, all elementary schools are subject to the same instructional materials processes and procedures as the schools that are not departmentalized. This ensures that OCPS schools still have adequate materials should the administration change and decide to go back to a traditional structure. This also ensures that the district makes optimal use of funds, pricing, and shipping costs at the start of the adoption rather than purchasing and re-shipping at higher prices mid-adoption.

  • For each new adoption, departmentalized schools will receive the number of classroom sets per grade level equal to the number of grade level teachers regardless of the curriculum areas that the teachers are responsible for (i.e. a kit per every teacher)
  • All instructional materials from prior adoptions must remain on the school's inventory in Follett Destiny and must be inventoried annually until the end of the adoption cycle for each textbook series
  • Currently adopted materials should be stored as securely as possible when not in use
  • Currently adopted materials may not be sent out as surplus
  • However, schools may offer their materials to other OCPS schools using the Textbook Excess Sharing Form as an alternative to keeping them on their inventory



Thomas Chang
Senior Administrator, Curriculum and Digital Learning
Orange County Public Schools
445 West Amelia Street
Orlando, FL 32801
407.317.3200, ext. 2002762