(a) Vendors, upon requests of county superintendents, shall furnish to county boards the requested sample copies of resources that were selected and placed on the state multiple list by the state board in accordance with the provisions of section three of this article. In the case of electronic instructional resources, it is sufficient for vendors to provide access for the purpose of reviewing the resources via a web-hosted online format.
(b) School curriculum teams shall make their curriculum and instructional needs known to the county superintendent and selection committees prior to the consideration of any adopted grouping in accordance with the provisions of section three of this article. The county board shall, upon recommendation of the county superintendent with the aid of a committee of teachers and not later than May 1 of the year following that in which the multiple list for the group was made and approved, select from the state multiple list one or more resources to deliver instruction for a period as provided for elsewhere in this article. Counties are authorized to include nonvoting advisors from the general public in the adoption process, but shall require advisors to provide their assessment of the resources appropriate for the subject before the voting committee commences the selection process.
(c) In order to avoid duplication and to maximize resources, with agreement of all county superintendents within a regional education service agency area and subsequent regional education service agency actions, a regional education service agency instructional resources selection team may be established to conduct a review of selected resources placed on the state multiple list by the state board. The membership of the selection team will be established through agreement of the county superintendents with representation of all counties, including any nonvoting advisors from the general public. The resource selection team will provide recommendations to each county superintendent for consideration, review and adoption by each county board.
(d) County boards adopting electronic instructional resources shall ensure equity of access for all students at school and shall have a plan to provide equity of access at home if necessary through alternate avenues including, but not limited to, print, software, and hardware support.