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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.

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 Florida Department of Education website.

Recommended Materials

  • Grades K–5: Gallopade
  • Grades 6–8: Cengage/National Geographic
  • High School World, Government, and Economics: Savvas
  • High School US History: TCI

Public Review Timeline

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
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.