Textbooks are adopted on a 6-year cycle. Textbooks must be approved by the Tennessee Department of Education and are typically subject-specific.
During the adoption process, Hamilton County convenes textbook committees, comprised of adminsitrators and teachers, to review approved textbooks for eligible subjects. The committees then make a recommendation to the school board for approval.
Once the school board adopts the textbook, the decision is made whether or not to purchase the new textbooks based on available funding.
2010 State Approved Textbook Review Information (pdf)