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Instructional Materials

Flagler Schools’ K–12 curriculum is composed of a wide range of textbooks and other instructional materials. Each school year the district adopts a new curriculum in one major subject area according to the state of Florida's instructional materials adoption cycle. The instructional material adoption process includes opportunities for the public to review materials, provide feedback, and submit requests for the reconsideration of adopted materials.

More information on state requirements and procedures for instructional materials can be found on the Florida Department of Education's website.

Instructional Material Adoption

The textbook adoption process includes input from community stakeholders, including teachers and parents. The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) adopts course instructional materials for each subject area and school year. More information on state requirements and procedures for instructional materials can be found on the FLDOE website.

Public Review of Adopted Instructional Materials

Instructional material adoption for the 2022–23 school year is for K–12 Social Studies. Instructional materials under consideration are made available for public review digitally and in person. Please see the timeline below for public review dates and deadlines.

Dates Process
Jan. 17–Feb. 7, 2023 Flagler Instructional Materials Review, Social Studies K–5, 6–12 (at each school site)
Jan. 17, 2023 20-day Public Review period begins at School Board Information Meeting 
Feb. 7, 2023 20-day Public Review period ends
  Feb. 22, 2023 Public comments will be heard at School Board Meeting
TBD (pause) awaiting FLDOE approved adoption list Committee meeting for recommendations
When FLDOE approved list is published Restart the 20-day Public Review 
TBD Recommendation of materials at Agenda Workshop (list published by April 1 if approved)
TBD School Board approval of recommended materials at School Board Meeting
TBD 30-day period to contest adoption opens
TBD 30-day period to contest adoption closes
TBD Public hearing, if needed, for contested instructional materials

Challenge to Non-Adopted Instructional Materials

Parents of a student or residents of the county may challenge instructional materials used in classrooms, school library books, or books on reading lists. Challenged materials must meet the following criteria:

Materials that were not subject to the review process during an adoption year including a public notice of a hearing, review, and comment procedures (F.S. 1006.28)

We suggest that prior to submitting a challenge, you schedule a meeting with the principal of the school to gain an understanding of how the material is being used. Please complete the Request for Reconsideration of Materials form to submit a challenge.