School Board meeting highlights (March 9)
Posted on 03/09/2021
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The School Board of Orange County held its regularly-scheduled board meeting at the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center. These are the highlights of the meeting:
School Board approves the recommended ELA K-5 materials for adoption
Following School Board Policy IJ governing the adoption of Instructional Resources and Materials, the public had an opportunity to provide comment on the recommended materials prior to adoption. The School Board approved the adoption of English Language Arts K-5 textbook instructional resources and materials.  
School Board proclaims April as Autism Awareness Month in OCPS
On Feb. 25, 2008, the U.S. House and Senate passed resolution H. Con Res. 303 recognizing April as Autism Awareness Month. Orange County Public Schools serves over 3,200 students with autism spectrum disorder and provides an array of educational supports and resources for families. OCPS also collaborates with numerous community partners who provide additional services. Read the proclamation.
School media specialists recognized during School Library Media Month
The month of April is a time where schools across the nation recognize the important role that school libraries and school media specialists play in a child’s education. OCPS media centers house more than 3.9 million library media assets, including print, electronic and non-print materials. The district’s online media system allows teachers and students to remotely access school collections making it easier to loan materials between schools. Effective school library media programs help students find, use, and apply information that contributes to their success in school, fulfills their lifelong learning needs and enhances their enjoyment of reading. Read the proclamation.
April 11-17 proclaimed as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
School Board recognizes April 11-17 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Since 1981, during the second week of April, telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are recognized and honored.  The District Police Communications Center is the district’s dispatch for both police and security. The Communications Center monitors a number of security and life-safety-related systems critical for maintaining safe and secure schools. Read the proclamation.
*Reminder* All board meetings are live-streamed on the School Board’s YouTube page and will be accessible from web browsers on computers or mobile devices.