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    Instructional Materials Office

    The Instructional Materials Office coordinates with Curriculum and Instruction to maintain instructional materials review and adoptions.

    The office:

    • Maintains a current list of adopted materials
    • Maintains reference copies of current adopted materials, supplemented by copies of these materials for circulation in the Professional Library
    • Works, through the Instructional Materials Committee (IMC) to review and approve the process of adoption of new Instructional Materials district-wide in accordance with state law and district policy
    • Is located at the Professional Library of the John Stanford Center

    List of Current District Adoptions

    The following links list the current adoptions for the Seattle Public Schools:

    Recent adoptions:


    Please contact if you have surplus adopted materials.

    Instructional Materials Committee

    The Instructional Materials Committee (IMC) is established in conformance with state law (RCS 28A.320.230). Within the structure of the established adoption schedule, the purpose of the IMC is to:

    • Approve the timeline of each specific adoption;
    • Approve the membership of the Adoption Committee;
    • Approve the selection criteria to be used by the Adoption Committee and ensure that the criteria are aligned with the principles outlined in the official policy;
    • Certify to the School Board that the final recommendation of the Adoption Committee was reached by following the process outlined in the official policy and any related Superintendent Procedures; and
    • Ensure that a Professional Development cycle is developed.

    Contact Us

    Andrea C. Young
    Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
    Librarian, Professional Library
    Instructional Materials Specialist

    Additional Links

    Board Policy

    Superintendent Procedures

    Washington State Law on Instructional Materials
    RCW 28A.320.230