Public hearing on adequacy of textbooks part of session

The Hemet Unified School District board meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Idyllwild School, will include a public hearing.

The subject will be whether each pupil in the district has been provided with a standards-aligned textbook or basic instructional material. These should be available to any student while in the classroom or to take home to complete their homework.

The materials may be in a digital format, as long as each pupil, at a minimum, has and can access the same materials in class and to take home, as all other pupils in the same class or course, and has the ability to use and access the materials at home.

The district may use any instructional materials, not just state-adopted, as long as they are aligned with the academic content standards.

This public hearing is required pursuant to state Education Code regarding the sufficiency of instructional materials. In order to qualify for instructional material funding, the HUSD board must hold the hearing and determine if the current instructional material meets the state guidelines.

Parents and community members are invited and encouraged to attend and to speak to this topic at the meeting.