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RESOLUTION TO APPOINT SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS TO THE 2013-2014 STATE TEXTBOOK COMMITTEE SOCIAL STUDIES, GRADES K-12 (Includes elective courses for Grades 9-12, Psychology, Sociology, Contemporary World Issues and Civic Engagement, and Human Geography)

WHEREAS, the Code of Alabama 1975, §16-36-60, provides for the appointment of a State Textbook Committee; and

WHEREAS, said law provides that four elementary teachers and four high school teachers are to be selected to serve on the State Textbook Committee and are to come one from each of the seven congressional districts of Alabama and one statewide; and

WHEREAS, said law provides that four people who shall be teachers, principals, supervisors, or superintendents are to be selected from the state-at-large; and

WHEREAS, said law provides that two members of said State Textbook Committee are to be selected from the institutions of higher learning; and

WHEREAS, said law provides that fourteen people are to be recommended to the Alabama State Board of Education by the State Superintendent of Education for service as the 2013-2014 State Textbook Committee; and

WHEREAS, the State Superintendent of Education recommends approval:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the people on the attached list are hereby appointed to the 2013-2014 State Textbook Committee for a term beginning April 15, 2013, and ending on April 14, 2014; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this Board recognizes that said law provides that the Governor of Alabama is to appoint nine people not in the field of education to serve on this State Textbook Committee and welcomes them to full membership; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That State Superintendent of Education Thomas R. Bice is hereby authorized to fill any vacancy that may occur on this State Textbook Committee until the next meeting of this Alabama State Board of Education after such vacancy occurs and same to be added as ad interim business:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That Dr. Dan J. Puckett of Troy University be appointed to replace Dr. Marsha Hamilton of the University of South Alabama on the Social Studies Textbook Committee.

TERM: APRIL 15, 2013 – APRIL 14, 2014


CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
I    Robert Rittenhouse    Secondary    Escambia County
II    Ashley Johnston    Elementary    Pike County
III    Michael Pinson    Secondary    Alexander City
IV    Missy Bryan    Elementary    Jasper City
V    Susan Bailey    Secondary    Huntsville City
VI    Kathryn Knorr    Elementary    Vestavia Hills City
VII    Cadarris Rucker    Elementary    Sumter County
  
STATEWIDE
      Keesha Ragland    Secondary    Talladega City
  
AT-LARGE
I    Dr. Lawrence Wayne Vickers (Chairman)    Superintendent    Saraland City
III    Devon Berry    Teacher    Oxford City
IV    Dorothy Montgomery    Teacher    Decatur City
VII    Thomas Albright    Teacher    Sumter County
  
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING
A.    Dr. Theresa McCormick    Associate Professor/Elementary    Auburn University
B.    Dr. Dan J. Puckett    Associate Professor of History    Troy University


Done this 9th day of July 2013