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 Timeline
|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|
|PAUSE— Awaiting FLDOE approved adoption list|
|May 2, 2023||School Board Agenda Workshop - announce 20-day Public Review period begins May 3, 2023|
|May 3, 2023||Public Review Period begins|
|May 22, 2023||Public Review Period ends|
|Week of May 22, 2023||Committee Meetings for Elementary, Middle, High|
|June 6, 2023||Public comments and Recommendation of materials at Agenda Workshop|
|June 20, 2023||School Board Approval of recommended materials for adoption at School Board Meeting|
|June 21, 2023||30-day period to contest adoption opens|
|July 20, 2023||30-day period to contest adoption closes|
|July 25, 2023||Public hearing, if needed, for contested instructional materials; Following public hearing, the School Board will vote on adoption of core material. Decision is final|
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.