Public Disclosure Officer
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
360.725.6372 - office
360.586.7251 – fax
Dear Ms. Wilson,
On April 24, 2008 I filed in Thurston County Superior Court a "COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF", requesting that OSPI and the SBE follow the Law.
Please immediately supply the information I am requesting below.
This is a public records request for information regarding the statewide math curriculum adoption process. I would like the following documents:
1. The applications for the Instructional Materials Review Team and the Professional Development Facilitators.
2. The rating criteria for the Instructional Materials Review Team members and the Professional Development Facilitators.
3. The score sheets for each of the Instructional Materials Review Team applicants and the Professional Development Facilitators applicants.
4. The final list of the Instructional Materials Review Team members and the Professional Development Facilitators.
5. A copy of the RFP/RFI/RFQ (I’m not sure what the process was) for the facilitator of the math curriculum adoption process (I understand Relevant Strategies is facilitating the process).
6. The responses/bids from all the math curriculum adoption facilitator bidders.
7. The contract between the successful math curriculum adoption facilitator bidder and OSPI for the facilitation of the math curriculum adoption including all accompanying documents—for example, deliverables if they are not included in the contract.
8. The cost of the services provided by the successful math curriculum adoption facilitator bidder if that amount is not included in the contract or accompanying documents.
In addition I am particularly interested in how the 22 Members of the Instructional Materials Review Criteria panel were selected. I would also like to know why the public was not informed prior to April 25, 2008 that these 22 individuals would meet on that date and produce draft #1 of the instructional materials review criteria document, which will be finalized in one more meeting and then this criteria will be used to select the math materials that will be recommended by the State.
I am particularly upset that despite claims of balance by OSPI, I find balance entirely absent on the IMR criteria panel. Of the 13 members of the IMR criteria panel that are associated with an individual school district it appears that all 13 of these districts use Connected Math at the middle school level.
There also appears to be a strong bias toward Core-Plus at the high school level.
Please give my request your highest priority, as it will be used in my legal action asking for injunctive relief, which seeks to have OSPI and the SBE follow the Laws of the State of Washington.
Danaher M. Dempsey, Jr.
Washington State Board of Education Math Advisory Panelist