Proposed school curriculum and materials available for review

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Posted February 5, 2021 | Ocala Gazette Staff

Marion County Public Schools (MCPS) is adopting new English Language Arts (ELA) textbooks for the next school year.

All grade levels will get new books and the public is invited to review the books the school board will consider adopting. Anyone interested in reviewing the textbooks and related materials may do so by visiting The board will hear public comment on the new textbooks at their March 9 meeting starting at 5:30 p.m.

School Board members will vote on the recommended materials at their March 23 meeting.  Following that, a 30-day objection window opens to the public.

MCPS is also seeking public input on a new social emotional learning curriculum for elementary students.

An information session is scheduled for Feb. 16, from 4-7 p.m. in Building 2 on the Marion Technical Institute campus, 1614 SE Fort King Street. Anyone wanting to review the curriculum may attend the session.

Social emotional learning curriculum provides younger students with the knowledge and skills to better understand each other and communicate with others. New curriculum is being considered after the school board eliminated the previous curriculum.

For information, contact the Mental Health Services Department of MCPS at 352-671-7184.

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