OAR 581-011-0086
Substitutions of New Editions or Versions of State-Adopted Instructional Materials


The State Board of Education may approve the request of a publisher to substitute a more recent edition of any officially adopted instructional material.


In order to meet the qualifications for approval, a new edition of a state-adopted material must:


Be submitted by the publisher to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Department of Education, with a letter of request indicating the category of the adopted edition, title, author, copyright and publication dates of substitution edition, and copyright and publication dates of adopted edition. The publisher must state that the materials will be supplied to Oregon schools at the contract price of the originally adopted edition. A list of the nature of the changes between the two editions must be enclosed with the letter.


Be supplied in addition to, rather than in place of, the adopted edition. School districts cannot be required to use a substituted edition or version of a state-adopted material; both editions must be available for distribution in the state. However, in the event the substitution contains only minor copyright revisions or revisions that ensure they are current and accurate, the Board may determine that it is not necessary for the originally adopted edition to be available for distribution.


Be compatible with the previous edition or version in pagination, illustrations, content, etc., to the degree that the materials may be easily used interchangeably in the classroom.

Source: Rule 581-011-0086 — Substitutions of New Editions or Versions of State-Adopted Instructional Materials, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=581-011-0086.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 581-011-0086’s source at or​.us