Application for Instructional Materials Review Committee: French

  • The Collier County Public School District will soon begin the process of reviewing instructional materials for French Language courses with the goal of making a recommendation for adoption during the 2015-16 school year.  The new instructional materials will be utilized beginning in 2016-17. The Committee will consist of parent/community representatives, teachers, academic coaches, school and district administrators,


    Committee Membership


    The committee will conduct the instructional materials review process aligned to state standards using objective criteria (rubrics), and will make an adoption recommendation based upon the objective evidence gathered during the process.


    Responsibilities of Committee Representatives:


           Attend all scheduled meetings

           To vote on the instructional materials you must attend at least three out of the four or two out of the three if only three only meetings are needed.

           Serve as a communication link to the community

           Assist in reviewing instructional materials using objective criteria (rubrics)


    Meeting Dates/Time/Location:

    All meetings will be held at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Administrative Center,

    5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, FL  34109. 


    Dates as follows:

           April 6, 2016, 8:30-3:30

           May 3, 2016, 8:30-3:30

           May 26, 2016, 8:30-3:30


    How to Apply:


    For this committee, it is preferred reviewers have a working knowledge of both the written and spoken forms of French language.  Board policy 2520 states:  expertise shall be understood to mean that a person serving on a committee has developed a skill and/or knowledge in the textbook adoption subject or content area based upon education and experience that would enable such a person to be able to form an opinion in the subject or content area that would assist in the committee’s review.

    It is important that the selection committee represents a wide range of skills, knowledge, experience, needs and interests.  Parents on the committee must have a child currently enrolled in grades 6-12 in the Collier County Public School District and be objective and passionate about student learning in French language courses. 


    The time commitment will be a minimum of 12-18 hours of face-to-face meeting time with additional time required outside the meetings to review instructional materials. We expect to hold 3 to 4 meetings to review and recommend the new materials.  Please see Board Policy 2520 for additional information regarding the instructional materials review and adoption process:     


    Please complete the application form and submit it to Julia Lorenzo, Instructional Materials Manager at, or mail to 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, FL  34109 Attn:  Julia Lorenzo by Monday, March 28, 2016.


    Applicants selected to participate will be notified by email, if possible, or by telephone, not later than Thursday, March 31, 2016.


     If you have questions, please contact Didi Arpaia, Coordinator of World Languages