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Eric Ferguson
Director of Teaching and Learning
(425) 456-4226

Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials Curriculum is evaluated, adapted and developed on a continuing basis and in accordance with a plan for curriculum growth. All new courses or major modifications to existing courses must be approved by the superintendent or designee prior to implementation.

Criteria for Selection of Instructional Material  Staff will rely on reason and professional judgment in the selection of high quality materials that comprise a comprehensive collection appropriate for the instructional program.

Instructional Materials Committee

The committee will:

  • Receive and act upon recommendations from the Curriculum Department for the adoption of basic instructional materials, approval of supplemental materials, or removal of materials from adopted lists.
  • Provide oversight that will guarantee that the established process has been observed in the selection of instructional materials recommended for adoption.
  • Hear challenges from patrons regarding instructional materials.

Committee Member Role

  • Attend scheduled meetings (Typically three times per school year for approx. 2 hours)
  • Serve as a communication link to the community they represent
  • Assist in collecting data regarding the instructional materials under consideration
  • Through a consensus process, make a formal recommendation to the superintendent and school board

Committee Members

  • Eric Ferguson (Chair)
  • Ken Wong (Representing Equity)
  • Thomas O’Connor (Representing Administrators)
  • Randi Peterson (Representing the Teaching and Learning Department)
  • Maile Morgan (Representing Middle School Teachers)
  • Bryona Golding (Representing High School Teachers)
  • Alison Coombs (Representing Elementary Teachers)
  • Jolyn Danielson (Representing Elementary Librarians)
  • Lisa Frumkes (Representing Parents)

Approved Texts:

Completed January 13, 2021

  • Social Studies 6 Text
    World Cultures and Geography – Western Hemisphere
    Publisher: Cengage/National Geographic
  • Social Studies 7 Text
    History Alive! Custom Text – Eastern Hemisphere
    Publisher: TCI
  • Social Studies 8 Text
    History Alive! U.S. History Through Industrialism
    Publisher: TCI

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.