Lexington City Schools adheres to the textbook adoption and approval processes outlined by the Virginia Department of Education (Code of Virginia, § 22.1-238). Lylburn Downing Middle School will be receiving new Science textbooks and instructional materials for grades 6-8 for use starting in August 2016. Three textbook companies were selected for review from the state’s approved textbook list. The series selected for local review had the highest ratings for alignment to the Virginia Standards of Learning for Grade 6 Science, Life Science 7, and Physical Science 8. The middle school science teachers and our Director of Instructional Services conducted a work session to review each series, check alignment to the division’s pacing plan, and review the materials, resources, and teachers’ guides. The committee’s selection will be available for parents and community members to preview at the Community Center main room on Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19 from 2:00-4:00PM. Those wishing to preview the recommended series should stop in to the School Board Office where they will be directed to the display. The selected series will be recommended for adoption at the August 8 School Board meeting. For additional information, please contact Rebecca Walters at 463-7146.