Instructional Materials

Florida adopts instructional materials for specific courses within a selected subject area on a rotating basis. The Florida Department of Education publishes specifications for course materials and standards.  Detailed information is available on the FLDOE website.

We encourage parent and community participation in our adoption process. If you would like to serve on a textbook adoption committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team, please contact any school or our office at 904.547.3947.

If you have questions or would like to review available print or digital resources, please submit a Request for Instructional Resource Review or 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 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 material, which clearly describes a process to handle all objections and provides for resolution.

    1. 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.
    2. 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.  

The public records law of Florida provides that any records made or received by any public agency in the course of its official business are available for inspection, unless specifically exempted by the Legislature.  Please note, this form is subject to the public records law of Florida. 

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