The instructional materials office oversees the adoption process and procurement of textbooks. Our mission is to ensure that students are provided high quality resources that enhance the learning environment.
Notice to Publishers
To ensure a transparent adoption process and equitable access for all publishers, Leon County Schools is a closed adoption school district. During the adoption process, you are forbidden from visiting or contacting schools regarding any materials that are available for adoption. Should you have any business with employees regarding materials not up for adoption, permission from the Instructional Materials office is required prior to communication.
Click the icon below for more information on the Current Textbook Adoption Processes
Adopted Instructional Materials List
To find titles of adopted LCS curricular materials, please visit the link.
Instructional Materials Challenge Process
This link provides a graphic that may be used to understand the appropriate process for challenging non-adopted instructional material.
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).
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.
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.