Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/24/2018 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 14.8 (Item #9) Textbook Adoption for Healthcare Essentials
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1: All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and/or career.
File Attachment:
Quote from Goodheart-Wilcox Publshr 8.31.2018.pdf
Summary: A textbook committee was convened to identify instructional materials to support the Board adopted course Healthcare Essentials. The committee recommends adoption of "Introduction to Health Science - Pathways to Your Future", (Winger & Blahnik). This textbook has lesson plans that are connected to Health Career Technical Student Organization, HOSA, and it provides an excellent overview of the different healthcare pathways. It is aligned to the CTE Model standards for Health Pathways and provides students with information about the different medical and biotechnology careers available to our students, supporting the goal of exposing students to all types of careers within healthcare. The textbook also has extensive student resources that are easy for all students to access. Both parents and students found that the book provided a thorough explanation of different careers in healthcare and appropriately supported course standards. Parents and students also felt that the content, in addition to the supplemental resources, was accessible by all students. The textbook is also used by the local community college and supports articulation between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and the local community college.

The text was available for public review and comment in the Dent lobby until September 12, 2018.
Funding: Instructional materials fund 0110
Fiscal Impact $9,598.67
Recommendation: Approve the textbook adoption for Healthcare Essentials.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Michele McKimmie - Administrative Assistant
Signed By:
Heather Fontanilla - Program Spec/Career Pathways/Linked Learning
Signed By:
Michael Jimenez - Assistant Superintendent, High Schools
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Executive Director, Instructional Support
Signed By:
Nance Juner - Director of Fiscal Services
Signed By:
Dr. Nellie Meyer - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Joanne Durkee seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve the textbook adoption for Healthcare Essentials.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
Linda Mayo     Yes
Joanne Durkee     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Brian Lawrence     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes