Textbooks & Library Services
Orange Unified School District follows a comprehensive textbook adoption process. A committee of teachers with representatives from each school site participates in a thorough evaluation of instructional materials using rubrics as recommended by the state frameworks, state standards, and College Board Course and Exam Descriptions for AP Courses. The teacher textbook committee submits a recommendation to Curriculum Council for review and approval to bring the materials for consideration of adoption to the OUSD Board of Education. Next, the textbook/instructional material is then recommended to the Orange Unified School District Board of Education for official adoption for the textbook adoption cycle.
Parents and community members are welcome to be a part of this process during the 30-day review period prior to the final adoption of the textbook. The textbook department will announce the beginning of the 30-day review via a School Messenger message with specific information on how to access the textbooks online and in-person for review.
For further questions regarding instructional materials, please contact the Curriculum & Instruction Department via email at Curriculum@orangeusd.org or by phone at 714-628-5452.