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How to Read the Guides

Readers should feel comfortable making their way in order through the four books in this series. However, as states and districts may not be at the same stage in the LDS development process, each book and chapter has been developed as a stand-alone piece. This structure allows readers to skip sections that address work already completed and focus on project phases that lie ahead. Of course, readers may also review past and current work in light of those earlier sections. Figure 1 lays out the major issues discussed in each of the four books in this series.

An additional goal of this series is to offer a broad and accessible source of information to anyone involved in LDS development. See the Additional Resources appendix at the end of each guide for outside sources that offer more detailed information.