Marion County to vote on new textbooks

District adopting its own textbooks in 17 categories

By Cathleigh Winningham - Producer
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OCALA, Fla. - Marion County Public Schools will hold its final vote on which textbooks students will use. 

State law allows districts to choose their own books instead of using state-approved books, but they must follow certain rules. 

The textbooks would be used in 17 categories at every grade level. Subjects include language arts, science, history, economics and government. 

A committee involving 15 voting members and one non-voting chair is scheduled to take a final vote around 5 p.m. Monday. 

The panel's recommendation will then go to the school board, which will make a final decision.

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