Current Textbook Adoptions
The State Board of Education has constitutional authority to adopt instructional materials for grades one through eight (Article IX, Section 7.5 of the California Constitution) and statutory authority to adopt instructional materials for Kindergarten. Education Code Sections 60200-60206 describe the process for the adoption of instructional materials for these grades and mandate that submitted materials be evaluated for alignment with the adopted Content Standards and specific evaluation criteria approved by the State Board of Education.
The link below provides the name of the publishers for the current textbooks that have been formally adopted by the Board of Trustees in the Lowell Joint School District. All of these textbooks are included on the State Board of Education approved list. These include textbooks for Kindergarten through grade 8 in English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social science.