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Martin County School Board to hold emergency meeting after Common Core announcement

Posted at 7:48 AM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 07:48:24-05

STUART, Fla. — Common Core standards are ending in classrooms across the Florida following an executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis last week.

Now, some school districts are worried about whether or not to buy Common Core-based books in the coming years since a replacement has yet to be established.

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In Martin County, an emergency school board meeting has been called for Tuesday evening to discuss the issue.

According to a school district spokesperson, the school board has drafted a resolution asking for guidance from the governor’s office and the Florida Department of Education on how to proceed with the purchase of instructional materials for mathematics in light of the executive order.

"Our district is currently undergoing an instructional materials adoption, and we want to ensure the materials we select will be in complete alignment with applicable state standards moving forward," the district said in a statement to WPTV.

Right now, school districts across the state are in the middle of adopting textbooks for next year and the years to follow. Textbook contracts typically involve millions of dollars and years-long agreements with textbook publishers.

However, DeSantis said it could take at least another year or more to find a replacement to Common Core classroom standards.

While some districts are holding off until they get more information, some districts like Brevard County have already moved forward with textbook purchases for next school year for grades K-6.

Martin County's school board will discuss and take a vote on the issue in their emergency meeting Tuesday at 5:15 p.m.

The meeting will take place at the School Board Meeting Room at 500 SE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart.