Instructional Materials Adoption

2019-2020 Instructional Materials Adoption

Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Foreign Languages

The Curriculum Department continues to work closely with schools to support and improve student achievement at all levels.  Curriculum specialists and adoption committee members are currently conducting the review process for the 2019-2020 Instructional Materials Adoption for Career and Technical Education and Foreign Languages. Please click this link, Public Review UPDATED 11-20-19 to review the resources that are being considered. If the hyperlinks in the access document will not work, please try using a different web browser. Google Chrome or Firefox are preferred browsers.  

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

If you are an interested parent or community member, and would like to serve on a school instructional materials review committee, please contact the school directly, or the IRMS office.

Review of Instructional Materials

Instructional materials utilized in schools are available for review in the Media Services office. If you would like access to the available materials or require assistance reviewing any 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.

If you would like to review any instructional or library materials, please click here and submit the survey request.

Reconsideration of Instructional Materials

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

F.S. 1006.28 (2)(a)(2)(a,b) Each district school board must adopt a policy regarding an objection by a parent or a resident of the county to the use of a specific instructional material, which clearly describes a process to handle all objections and provides for resolution. The process must provide the parent or resident the opportunity to proffer evidence to the district school board that:

a. An instructional material does not meet the criteria of s. 1006.31(2) or s. 1006.40(3)(d) if it was selected for use in a course or otherwise made available to students in the school district but was not subject to the public notice, review, comment, and hearing procedures under s. 1006.283(2)(b)8., 9., and 11.
b. Any material used in a classroom, made available in a school library, or included on a reading list contains content that is pornographic or prohibited under s. 847.012, is not suited to student needs and their ability to comprehend the material presented, or is inappropriate for the grade level and age group for which the material is used.

If the district school board finds that an instructional material does not meet the criteria under sub-subparagraph a. or that any other material contains prohibited content under sub-subparagraph b., the school district shall discontinue use of the material for any grade level or age group for which such use is inappropriate or unsuitable.

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-Basic