In accordance with recently passed legislation (HB 1069 – 2023), Leon County School Board has approved a process for those parents that would like to limit their child’s access to media center and classroom libraries.
Only parents that want to limit their child’s access through, Parent/guardian Permission, will need to complete the FOCUS form. LCS plans to open Media Centers for student check out on Monday, August 14th.
If parents plan to limit their child’s access they must complete the permission form as soon as possible.
If parents select Parent Permission, the following process will take place:
Each time your student would like to check out books from the media center or classroom library, the chosen book(s) will be set aside for 48 hours for you to approve. Once LCS Media Services has received your selection, a pop-up note will appear on your student’s Destiny account in the media center within 72 hours. An acknowledgement that this has been done will be sent to the school principal, assistant principal, and media specialist. School administrators are responsible for making sure your student’s teachers are aware of your request.
Student with Parent/Guardian Permission material check-out process:
The student self-selects a material, fills out a request form that includes a student signature and returns the request and the selected material to a media specialist or teacher.
The media specialist or teacher places a hold on the selected material and notifies the parent/guardian by email or written note. Parents/guardians will have 48 hours to respond to the notification.
If a response is not received, materials will be reshelved. If a response is received, the media specialist or teacher complies with the parent’s request to provide students with the material or reshelve the materials due to denial of access.