Instructional Materials Adoption

Instructional Materials Adoption

PUBLIC NOTICE – Adopted Instructional Materials Petition Period Open

The St. John’s county school district took action on Feb 13, 2018 to adopt science instructional materials. The complete list of adopted science materials can be accessed here:

Adopted Science Instructional Materials 2-13-18

A petition period for parents and residents of St Johns county is open from Feb 14-March 15, 2018. Current parents and residents of St. Johns County may file a petition for reconsideration using the form below. Printed copies of the form are available in our office at 10 Hildreth Drive, St. Augustine, 32084.

Reconsideration of Instructional Materials Form (Due by March 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM- EST)

Some print materials may be available for review. If you would like access to the available printed materials or require assistance reviewing the online resources, please call the Instructional Resources and Media Services office at 904.547.3947. Materials are available for review from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM when district offices are open.

Please note the following Florida statute regarding instructional materials that pertains to input regarding adopted materials:

F.S. 1006.28 (3) Each district school board must establish a process by which the parent of a public school student or a resident of the county may contest the district school board’s adoption of a specific instructional material. The parent or resident must file a petition, on a form provided by the school board, within 30 calendar days after the adoption of the material by the school board. The school board must make the form available to the public and publish the form on the school district’s website. The form must be signed by the parent or resident, include the required contact information, and state the objection to the instructional material based on the criteria of s. 1006.31(2) or s. 1006.40(3)(d). Within 30 days after the 30-day period has expired, the school board must, for all petitions timely received, conduct at least one open public hearing before an unbiased and qualified hearing officer. The hearing officer may not be an employee or agent of the school district. The hearing is not subject to the provisions of chapter 120; however, the hearing must provide sufficient procedural protections to allow each petitioner an adequate and fair opportunity to be heard and present evidence to the hearing officer.