Instructional Materials

Instructional Materials Adoption Policy


In accordance with FL Statute 1006.40 (2), Bay District Schools is committed to providing each teacher and student in kindergarten through grade 12 with a major tool of instruction in core courses of the subject areas. Bay District Schools is a closed district for instructional materials adoption and follows the FLDOE instructional materials adoption timeline. Bay District Schools Board Policy 8.502 outlines the procedure of the adoption of instructional materials.




Current Adoption


Bay District Schools is currently in the process of adopting K-12 Math Instructional Materials that are aligned to the new Florida B.E.S.T. Standards. A course call for the 2021-2022 Mathematics Adoption was sent through EdCredible starting in August to begin the process.




Reconsideration of Adopted Material


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA PETITION TO CONTEST ADOPTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS Pursuant to Florida 1006.28, parents of public school students may petition to contest the adoption of instructional materials within 30 days of the announcement of the intent to adopt. Petitions will be heard at a Public Hearing within 30 days after the adoption waiting period has expired. Decisions of the Bay County School Board are final and no further protests will be heard. Reconsideration of Adopted Instructional Materials




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Instructional Aids


Bay District School Board Policy 8.503 defines “Instructional Aids” as instructional materials, regardless of format, which do not appear on the list of instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education but are required for use by the class as a whole as primary material to meet instructional objectives in one or more areas of the curriculum. Parents or community members that object to the use of specific instructional aids shall make their objections known to the teacher and principal at the school. If the objection cannot be resolved at the school level, the parent or community member shall submit a Reconsideration of Instructional Material Form




Public Notices Regarding Instructional Materials


Public Notice #1 The Bay District Schools’ Math Adoption Committee will be holding a meeting to review 6-12 math curriculum materials submitted to Bay District Schools for the 2021-2022 Math Adoption Cycle. This is an informational meeting for all interested stakeholders to preview instructional materials and resources under review for this year’s math adoption. Date: December 8, 2021 Time: 8am - 3pm CST Location: 1110 W. 17th Street Public Notice #2 Notice of Intended Action: Bay District School Board The School Board of Bay County, FL hereby gives notice in accordance with Florida Statute 1006.28(8)(b) of an open noticed School Board hearing to receive public comment on the recommended instructional materials. The 6-12 MATH curriculum is scheduled for instructional materials adoption for the implementation for the 2022-2023 school year. A list of the 6-12 MATH instructional materials recommended for consideration can be viewed online at the following link: bit.ly/BDSmath A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD AT: 1311 Balboa Avenue Panama City, FL 32401 Date: January 11, 2022 Time: 1:30pm Place: Bay District School Board Meeting Room Name of Person Approving Proposal: William V. Husfelt, Superintendent




2021-2022 Math Adoption Recommendation Preview Links


Public Review Link bit.ly/BDSmath




Adopted Instructional Materials


BDS Adopted Instructional Materials