Adoption and Purchase of Textbooks
Ohio public school districts must adopt or purchase printed or electronic textbooks from publishers approved by the Ohio Department of Education that have agreed to sell textbooks to school districts in Ohio at a price no more than the lowest list wholesale price available to school districts in any other state. Publishers also must meet accessibility requirements outlined in law. Ohio is a local adoption state; therefore, individual school districts may choose the textbooks that best meet the needs of their curriculum, as long as all publishers are chosen from the approved list.
Please notify the Department if an approved publisher fails to comply and offers or lists a price for a printed or electronic textbook higher than the wholesale list price in another state.
Neither the State of Ohio nor the Ohio Department of Education endorse or recommend textbooks or publishers. Please review the Pricing and Accessibility Compliant List and contact publishers directly for pricing.
Please note, the Department does not approve the content of the textbooks or educational materials sold by approved textbook publishers nor does the Department represent that the content of the textbooks or educational materials align with Ohio’s operating and educational standards.
Instructions for Pricing and Accessibility Compliance
Textbook publishers requesting to be placed on the list must satisfy the requirements set forth in Ohio Revised Code 3329.01 and Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-21 each year. For more information, download this information packet:
Guidelines for the Use of Electronic Textbooks and Materials Used in the Course of Instruction
These guidelines provide a summary of factors for districts to consider when electing to use electronic textbooks and other electronic devices and materials used in the course of classroom instruction.
Pricing and Accessibility Compliant Publishers for 2023
Liz Pabon - firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Gecawich – email@example.com
Benchmark Education Company, LLC
Peter Clifford – firstname.lastname@example.org
Beford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group (MacMillian)
Hannah Spratt - email@example.com
Phone: 417-429-0815 ext. 222
Carpenters International Training Fund
Diana Lucas - firstname.lastname@example.org
or Joe Travis - email@example.com
Phone: (Lucas) 702-806-9164 or (Travis) 513-539-7849
Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Shawna Tysse - firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverly M. Jones - email@example.com
Cheng & Tsui Co., Inc.
Chris Yust - firstname.lastname@example.org
CPM Educational Program
Carmel Draper – email@example.com
Davis Publications, Inc.
Laura Flavin – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 800-533-2847 ext. 1749
Heather Todorov – Heather.Todorov@greatminds.org
Jennifer J. Selby – email@example.com
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Kendra Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kendall Hunt Publishing
Meg Yeakey - email@example.com
Chris Sidor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Pustejovsky – email@example.com
Eric Wormsbaker – firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Bank Publishing
Edward D. Laughbaum - email@example.com
Sadlier, A Division of William H. Sadlier, Inc.
Jim Devlin - firstname.lastname@example.org
Savvas Learning Company LLC
Lish Dubisky - email@example.com
Phone: 857 353-5573
Jasmine Sexton – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Math Learning Center
Shanel Parette - email@example.com
Vista Higher Learning
Carla Levia – firstname.lastname@example.org
Laureen Reynolds – email@example.com
Ashley Birsic – firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Modified: 5/18/2023 10:27:36 AM
Pursuant to ORC 3301.079 (B) (3) and 3313.60, it is the responsibility of Ohio's local boards of education to vet and approve curriculum and educational materials for use in the public schools within their district. The use of any materials posted or linked to on the Ohio Department of Education website, including materials within Ohio’s Learning Standards or Appendices or any state model curricula or other educational resource material, is entirely up to the discretion of each local board of education.