On February 28th, the Leon County School Board unanimously passed a new policy that provides a process for parents and residents to challenge existing and new school material.
Parents and residents can file a petition to contest new material used in a classroom, school library or included on a reading list. The petition must be filed with the school board within 30 days after the board’s adoption of the new material. Petition forms will be made available to the public.
After the 30-day period following adoption of the material, the school board will conduct a minimum of one public hearing before a Hearing Officer for all petitions received. Within 14 days of the hearing, the Hearing Officer will submit a recommended order to the school board. Once the school board has considered the recommended order, the school board may enter a final order at a publicly noticed board meeting. If the school board finds that the contested material does not meet Florida law, then the materials must be removed. The school board’s decision is final.
Parents and residents may also contest existing materials used in classrooms, school libraries or reading lists using a Re-evaluation form authorized by the school board.
The principal of the school where the material is being questioned will review the objection and may meet with the teacher or the parent or both in an attempt to resolve the objection.
However, if the objection cannot be resolved, the principal will refer the objection to the superintendent. The superintendent may meet with the parent in an attempt to resolve the objection. The parent is allowed to provide evidence to the superintendent. The parent will be referred for a hearing if the objection is not resolved within 30 days of the referral. The hearing will follow the same procedures as for objections to new material, and the school board’s decision is final.
At the school board meeting adopting the new process, Board Member Marcus Nicholas expressed concern about the number of inquiries he has received in anticipation of the new policy.
I’m glad you all know how to read, write, and form an opinion. You can thank a government worker for your education, a teacher. Now, why not leave them alone and let them teach. Parents are the ones who teach values and culture….stop asking teachers to do your job.
@ Edward you distilled the intentionally confusing word salad put out by “Rocky And The Groomers” in a way even Rocky’s supporters (well those who have not yet totally given their eternity to the devil) can understand.
Read and learn Leon/Tally voters.
ps: Save us from Rocky Gov. Desantis.
So… if I have this right, and I think that I do…
If after multiple attempts by various levels of bureaucratic groomers to harass and frustrate a parent into submission and compliance isn’t successful… the parent has an option to give it another go via the Board of Groomers, which could take months by design. All the while… the poison is being injected into the children, the damage is being done, and the groomer mission is being accomplished.
… got it
SK……administrative hearing officers are assigned from the state dept. Of administration.
Tallahassee reports …perhaps it would be helpful if you researched how textbooks come to a school board for adoption? DoE provides districts with lists of textbooks that have been vetted and approved by the state. An individual district then pilots different series throughout the district. Then subject area teachers and school advisory committees (made up of parents and teachers from the pilot school) make recommendations to the board. There is no reason why a parent wouldn’t know about a textbook before it’s adoption.
I want to know who the Hearing Officer will be-most likely someone that would never object to what the Superintendent and majority of the Board decide anyway. So, this is all for show. Will be interesting to see if any objections are ever ruled in favor of the person filing the objection or if the decision is always on the side of the Super and Board.
Lets see if we can get the april sugar crazy stuff in there and if anyone objects then we’ll check to see if it comports with Florida law… That seems a little bass akwards if you ax me.
Just look at the picture, have you ever seen a bigger line up of buffoonery? I expect no less than total incompetency from that conga line of stupidity. And they never fail to hit the post…
The policy as explained above looks like something a Board of dedicated child groomers would quickly bang out to give a casual headline only reader the apperance of no longer being dedicated groomers.
I think they are aware the Desantis Administration is watching the School Boards very closely. And I feel the entire Leon County School Groomer Board has grossly underestimated the reading and comprehension skills of the Desantis Administratiom.
Or perhaps the Board has an on staff dim witted former attorney (and fellow dedicated groomer) which wrote up this lame excuse for a “New Policy”.
Heck I actually am beginning to wonder if anybody on the Board actually read the New Policy prior to its release.
This is a joke, but so is this board starting with power drunk Hannah. Roseanne is a woke fool and spread that garbage at SAIL. This is wrong and someone should sue. Material needs to be reviewed before it hits schools.
One of the biggest problems withthe LCSB is that not one of these clowns has ever had a private-sector job. Career government employees all.
“If the school board finds that the contested material does not meet Florida law, then the materials must be removed.” …………….. Shouldn’t the Materials be Vetted BEFORE it gets Adopted? Seriously, you should already KNOW what would NOT meet Florida Law, don’t you Vet the items FIRST or do you just wait until someone complains first?
“Parents and residents can file a petition to contest new material used in a classroom, school library or included on a reading list. The petition must be filed with the school board within 30 days after the board’s adoption of the new material. Petition forms will be made available to the public. ”
So if a science book entitled “Ocean Tides and Currents” shows up in the library or class, nobody gets their dander up until a student sees it 2 months later only to discover that it’s really a book promoting sex at sea, it’s too late for a parent’s objections to have and weight, right?
Methinks the policy needs some adjustment…..