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October 19, 2021 Policies Work Session
Policy 2521 - Instructional Materials / AP2521 New Worlds Reading Initiative
Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 10/19/2021
Information - 11/16/2021
Action - 12/14/2021
Consent Type

The purpose of the proposed policy is to ensure compliance with HB 3 signed into Florida Law by Governor Ron DeSantis creating a statewide book distribution program.

• The new policy details the duties, qualifications, and procedures of the reviewers in the role of selection of instruction materials.
• The policy clarifies the process for confirming accuracy of instructional materials.
• The policy details the bidding and purchase process for instructional materials.
• The administrative procedures clarifies the district’s role in implementing the New Worlds Reading Initiative to comply with applicable Florida law.
• Areas within the policy include the following: The role of the New Worlds Reading Initiative District Contact in building community awareness,
identifying students, notifying parents, and coordinating book delivery. The proposed policy encompass the suggested language from NEOLA.



Board Policy 2521 - Instructional Materials Program and AP2521 are currently being adopted and will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below:

•    Cabinet – 10/11/2021
•    Work Session – 10/19/2021
•    Rule Development Workshop – 11/16/2021
•    School Board Meeting Information – 11/16/2021
•    School Board Meeting Approval – 12/14/21
•    Effective Date – upon approval

Authority for Action
F.S. 119.071, F.S. 1001.215, F.S. 1002.22, F.S. 1003.41, F.S. 1003.485, F.S. 1006.28, F.S. 1006.28 through 1006.42, F.S. 1008.22, F.S. 1008.25(5) (a), F.S. 1008.25(5) (c), F.S. 1014.05, F.A.C. 6A-6.03028 34 C.F.R. Part 300
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Operating - Categorical
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
Legal Counsel Review
Yes - Review Date: 10/08/2021
Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent Leading and Learning - x11411
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