In order to enhance the focus of research and evidence based materials to be used with all students in Polk County Public Schools and to ensure that the products and professional learning provided by consultants is focused on district priority professional learning needs, all external providers of professional learning must complete the Purchasing and Utilizing Resources Effectively (P.U.R.E.) review process. This process is used to ensure that instructional materials and programs provided by external consultants and vendors are aligned with Florida Standards and the Strategic Plan of Polk County Public Schools.
All vendors must first complete the “External Request to Review.” If you are on the state adoption list looking for content area adoption, you will then be asked to complete our Instructional Programs and Materials application. If you are not on the state list, you will then go through a review process. If approved, you will be contacted to begin the next steps of the review process. The submissions will be reviewed by the P.U.R.E. Committee at the end of each month.
Vendors are NOT permitted to contact school personnel prior to P.U.R.E. approval. Doing so could place the approval of the program in jeopardy. During district adoption process for Instructional Materials, Polk County is a CLOSED school district.
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