The Okaloosa County School District adopts instructional materials for specific courses within a selected subject area on a rotating basis. The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) publishes specifications for course materials and standards. Detailed information is available on the FLDOE website.
The Okaloosa County School District is currently examining materials for adoption to be used in elementary, middle, and high school social studies classes. The elementary and secondary committees will be reviewing the materials listed below to determine two finalists for each grade span or course. Links and login information are available for teachers, parents, and members of the public wishing to review the materials being evaluated here
School Board Policy #03-03: Operational Policies for Okaloosa District School Media Centers
School Board Policy #03-05: Procedure for Handling Criticism of Library Books or Educational Material
Okaloosa County School District is conducting an internal District review of some of its library books whose content might be questionable due to age appropriateness as defined by Section 1006.40 (3)(d), Florida Statutes.
Books being reviewed will show an "Available" status in the library media center circulation database. However, they will not be available for check out.
The following books are under internal review:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything
Killing Mr. Griffin
More Happy Than Not
Real Live Boyfriends
The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Family Book
The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island
Levy, Dana Alison
The Hate U Give
The Kite Runner
The Truth About Alice
Thirteen Reasons Why
Two Boys Kissing
All materials available in the media center at any school site can be found below:
Okaloosa County School-Based Media Center Collections
To access outside approval request forms 1090 A, 1090 B, and 1090 C, go to http://forms.okaloosaschools.com/.