Request for Reconsideration of Adopted Materials

  • Pursuant to Florida statute and board policy, Leon County Schools has established a process by which the parent of a public school student or a resident of the county may contest the District’s adoption of a specific instructional material.

    The parent or resident must file a petition, on the form provided below, within 30 calendar days after the adoption of the material by the Board. The form must be signed by the parent or resident, include the required contact information, and state the objection to the instructional material based on the criteria of s.1006.31(2) or s.1006.40(3)(d).

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    Within 30 days after the 30-day period has expired, the Board will, for all petitions timely received, conduct at least one open public hearing before an unbiased and qualified hearing officer as outlined in policy 2520.

     Petitioner and District Representative hearing speeches



    The hearing officer will submit a recommended order to the Board. The Board will consider the recommended order from the hearing officer and enter a final order at a public meeting. The Board’s decision is final and not subject to further review.

Challenge Process for Non Adopted Material
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  • SUNSHINE LAW AND PUBLIC RECORDS CAUTION: Please note that Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Virtually all written communications to or from School Board of Leon County, Florida personnel, including this form, are public records available to the public and media upon request. By signing and or submitting this form to the Leon County School District, you acknowledge and agree that all information which you include on the form is subject to disclosure by the District. 

Last Modified on January 16, 2024