Charlotte County Public Schools is considering instructional materials for K-12 Mathematics (B.E.S.T. Standards) for adoption and purchase in school year 2021-2022 followed by implementation in school year 2022-2023.
- Instructional materials will be accessible for review online for at least twenty (20) calendar days prior to the open, publicly noticed meeting at which a public hearing will be held so that the Board can receive comment, if any, about the instructional material under consideration for adoption.
- Parents of students attending a public school in the school District or residents, within the meaning of Florida law, of Charlotte County (Petitioners) may contest the Board's adoption of specific instructional materials. The petitioner must file a petition with the Board within thirty (30) calendar days after the Board's adoption of specific instructional materials.
- Per HB 545 (2021 Legislative Session), all instructional materials, as defined in s.1006.29(2), used to teach reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, its symptoms, development, and treatment, must be annually approved by a district school board in an open, noticed public meeting.
Instructional Materials Under Consideration
The public hearing to hear comment on K-12 Mathematics instructional materials under consideration for adoption in school year 2021-2022 and implementation in school year 2022-2023 will occur at a School Board meeting to be held in March. Instructional materials will be accessible for review online for at least twenty calendar days prior to this open, publicly noticed meeting.
Instructional materials used to teach reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, its symptoms, development, and treatment will be under consideration for approval by the district School Board in an open, noticed public meeting to be held in March. These instructional materials will be accessible for review online on the school district’s website homepage for at least twenty calendar days prior to this open, publicly noticed meeting.
Lost or Damaged Instructional Materials
Per School Board Policy and Senate Bill 1248:
Students shall be held responsible for, and the school principal shall collect from each student or the student's parent, the purchase price of any instructional material the student has lost, destroyed, or unnecessarily damaged. Failure to provide payment for the damage or loss may result in the suspension of the student from participation in extra-curricular activities, or the debt may be satisfied by the student performing community service activities at the school site as determined by the school principal.