FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where may I find information about the North Carolina Textbook Commission and the adoption process?
Where may I find information about textbook orders placed with the state?
Textbook Services (Textbook Warehouse)
3905 Reedy Creek Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
Where may I find a list of all textbooks used in the schools of North Carolina?
Much of the North Carolina Textbook Catalog is online. The most current adoptions (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) may be found on this website. The database of current adoptions will continue to grow until the complete catalog is online.
Where do I find out information about specific courses or curricula?
Curricula questions should be directed to Department of Public Instruction consultants who deal with the specific discipline in question. Consult the Education Directory for names of Department personnel and their telephone numbers.
How can my company be put on the mailing list to receive periodic information regarding the North Carolina textbook adoption process? §115C-94. Publishers to register.
In order for a publisher to become a part of the adoption process, an officer of the company must send a letter to the State Superintendent, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to request that the company be placed on the North Carolina Publishers' Registry. A copy of the letter shall also be sent to the Textbook Adoptions Office to the attention of Donna Brown. Upon receipt of publisher information, the Textbook Adoptions Office will add the names of appropriate personnel from the company to the mailing list, and those persons will receive future announcements and correspondence sent by the Office.
May schools purchase materials that are not on the adopted list?
Yes, schools have the flexibility to use any materials that meet the needs of their teachers and students.
May schools use textbook funds to purchase materials that are not adopted?
Yes, school improvement plans must include provisions for using textbooks that have not been adopted by the State Board of Education. See G.S. 115C 98 b2 (1). The local Finance Officer would then request a transfer of funds from textbooks to classroom materials.