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: (F.S. 1006.26)
- 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)
- Materials that are not accurate, objective, balanced, noninflammatory, current, free of pornography (F.S. 1006.31)
- Materials that are not suited to students needs and their ability to comprehend the material presented (F.S. 1006.31)
- Materials that are teaching Critical Race Theory, meaning the theory that racism is not merely the product of prejudice, but that racism is embedded in American society and its legal systems in order to uphold the supremacy of white persons (6A-1.094125)
Parents and community members are able to review all instructional materials by contacting their child’s school or the district curriculum department. Parents and/or teachers or staff are encouraged to discuss concerns regarding classroom materials with their child’s teacher and or their school administrator. If the concern is not resolved, the parent, staff member, or an individual who does not have a child who attends a Lake County School, may request a district level review as required by Florida Statute 1006.283 for “Challenged Materials”. To request a district level review, please submit the “Challenge Materials” form in its entirety. The form is available at each school or may be submitted online using the electronic form below.
For the entire Challenge Materials Process, click here .
For the electronic form, click here .