• Instructional Materials

    Florida adopts instructional materials for specific courses within a selected subject area on a rotating basis. The Florida Department of Education publishes specifications for course materials and standards.  Detailed information is available on the FLDOE website.  

    We encourage parent and community participation in our adoption process. If you would like to serve on a textbook adoption committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team, please contact Michelle DiBias at dibiasm@duvalschools.org or our office at 904.858.1482. 

     

  •         Parent Information

    Pursuant to section 1002.20(19)(b), F.S., for a parent to learn about his or her minor child's course of study, including the source of any supplemental education materials can be obtained through the Student Support Application Software webpage on the District’s website and as set forth in the District’s Student Progression Plan. Your student's login will provide access to online materials listed in alphabetical order. 

    Visit our blended learning website for student digital resources.

    Digital and print resources are listed in a searchable format on the Instructional resource page.

    Pursuant 1006.28(2)(a)1, F.S., parents' rights to inspect school district instructional materials and related information is set forth in Board Policy 4.10. A searchable list of materials used throughout DCPS schools is located on the Instructional Resources Page. 

  • Florida State Statute and Reconsideration Criteria

    F.S. 1006.28 (2)(a)(2)(a,b) Each district school board must adopt a policy regarding an objection by a parent or a resident of the county to the use of a specific instructional material, which clearly describes a process to handle all objections and provides for resolution. The process must provide the parent or resident the opportunity to proffer evidence to the district school board that:

      1. Instructional material does not meet the criteria of s. 1006.31(2) or s. 1006.40(3)(d) if it was selected for use in a course or otherwise made available to students in the school district but was not subject to the public notice, review, comment, and hearing procedures under s. 1006.283(2)(b)8., 9., and 11. b. Any material used in a classroom, made available in a school library, or included on a reading list contains content that is pornographic or prohibited under s. 847.012, is not suited to student needs and their ability to comprehend the material presented or is inappropriate for the grade level and age group for which the material is used. If the district school board finds that an instructional material does not meet the criteria under sub-subparagraph a. or that any other material contains prohibited content under sub-subparagraph b., the school district shall discontinue the use of the material for any grade level or age group for which such use is inappropriate or unsuitable. Please utilize the Reconsideration Form if you would like to object to any instructional material.
  • Process for Review

      • District reviews are made according to recommended bid lists on the FLDOE website.
      • Publisher forms and agreements are uploaded edcredible.com for preliminary review and requests for information regarding digital and non-digital formats.
      • A committee is selected and determined at the district level to review the materials and goes through professional development for the review process.
      • The review is publically noticed at least 7 days prior to the district review.
      • A rubric is used for the review and by criterion, finalists are selected for the next level. The number of finalists is established by the review committee.
      • The review is publically noticed at least 7 days prior to the committee review.
      • Finalists’ materials are sent out by publishers to easily-accessible schools throughout the district and at 1701 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207 for the community to interact with. The materials are noted on the district webpage and are available for at least a 20-day period of time before the next review.
      • School, stakeholders, and community review groups are recruited and determined to establish equity and diversity among the committee.
      • Materials are put on the agenda for board consideration and materials remain available to view. 
      • The board meeting is publically noticed and finalists are posted on the webpage. 
      • The final selection or selections are presented to the board for consideration.
      • The final selection is chosen by the Superintendent.
      • A thirty-day period is open for any objection and reconsideration of the materials after final board approval.
  • Instructional Materials Adoption

    Qualifying Reviewers

    To evaluate the quality of instructional materials for use in district classrooms, Duval County Public Schools is seeking qualified expert reviewers to review the Mathematics adoption for the upcoming  2022-2023 school year. In accordance with FL ST § 1006.283, the following criteria will be used for select reviewers to review instructional materials:

    District Committee Reviewers:

      • An employee of Duval County Public Schools
      • At least 3 years of teaching experience
      • Hold a Florida Department of Education Certification or Endorsement in one or more of the following areas:
        • Elementary (Grades K-6)
        • Middle Grades Mathematics (Grades 5-9)
        • Mathematics 6-12
        • Exceptional Student Education (Grades K-12)
        • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
      • Evidence of substantial mathematics content expertise and student achievement
      • A content area specialist, instructional coach, or district administrator that directly supports instruction in the area of mathematics
      • Recommendation by a district administrator

    District Adoption Reviewers:

      • An employee of Duval County Public Schools
      • At least 3 years of teaching experience
      • Hold a Florida Department of Education Certification in one or more of the following areas:
        • PreK/Primary Education (Grades Pre-K-3)
        • Elementary (Grades K-6)
        • Middle Grades Mathematics (Grades 5-9)
        • Mathematics 6-12
        • Exceptional Student Education (Grades K-12)
        • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
      • A classroom teacher, content area specialist, instructional coach, interventionist or administrator that either provides or supports instruction in the area of mathematics
      • Evidence of substantial mathematics content expertise and student achievement
      • Recommendation by district or school-based administrator

    or

      • Parent of a student currently enrolled in a Duval County Public Schools

    or

      • A community member who resides in Duval County.

    If you are considering this process and would like to be a candidate, please reach out to Michelle DiBias, Supervisor of Instructional Materials and Media Services, or email Dibiasm@duvalschools.org 

    Review of Instructional Materials

    • Instructional materials under review for consideration in DCPS schools will be available for review on the 3rdfloor at 1701 Prudential Drive until the end of any reconsideration period. If you would like access to the available materials after the District Review or require assistance reviewing any online resources, please call the Instructional Resources and Media Services office to make an appointment at 904.858.1482. Materials are available for review from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM