Exemptions from Instruction

Reproductive Health & Disease

Any student whose parent/guardian presents a written request to the principal shall be exempted from instruction on reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, its symptoms, development and treatment. A student so exempted shall not be penalized by reason of the exemption. The exemption must be requested annually. (1003.42(3) F.S.) 7th Grade – Reproductive health and disease is addressed during the second semester in 7th grade science classes. Curriculum will be available for review following annual Board approval. HOPE – Parents may request to review the instructional resources used for HOPE by contacting the Instructional Resources & Media Services Department at (904) 547-3947.

Biological Experiments

Students may be excused from conducting biological dissections upon written request of a parent/legal guardian. (1003.47 F.S.)

Literary Study

Any student whose parent/legal guardian presents a written request to the principal shall be exempted from a proposed supplemental literary study, the content or presentation of which causes parent/legal guardian concern. The student so exempted shall be provided an alternative selection and shall not be penalized by reason of the exemption.