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The 1998 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Chapter 233
Courses Of Study And Instructional Aids
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233.165  Standards for selection.--

(1)  In the selection of instructional materials, library books, and other reading material used in the public school system, the standards used to determine the propriety of the material shall include:

(a)  The age of the children who normally could be expected to have access to the material.

(b)  The educational purpose to be served by the material. In considering instructional materials for classroom use, priority shall be given to the selection of materials which encompass the state and district performance standards provided for in ss. 229.565 and 232.2454 and which include the instructional objectives contained within the curriculum frameworks approved by the State Board of Education, to the extent that appropriate curriculum frameworks have been approved by the board.

(c)  The degree to which the material would be supplemented and explained by mature classroom instruction as part of a normal classroom instructional program.

(d)  The consideration of the broad racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural diversity of the children of this state.

(2)  No books or other material containing hard-core pornography or otherwise prohibited by s. 847.012 shall be used in the public school system of this state.

History.--s. 7, ch. 75-284; s. 69, ch. 84-336; s. 7, ch. 92-100.