Materials Objection

Directions for submitting an objection for non-district instructional materials, and other materials made available in classrooms, a school library, or included on a reading list: 

  1. Parents should make any such objection in writing to the principal of the school in which the material(s) is being used, identifying the specific instructional or other material issues, stating the specific basis for the objection, and providing evidence in support of the objection.

  2. The principal will review the objection and may meet with the teacher or parent/resident, or both, in an attempt to resolve the objection, which may involve issuing alternative material(s) for the student. 
  • If the objection is not resolved by use of alternative materials for the student or is an objection to the general use of the material, the parent/resident will complete form 479 for the principal to conduct a formal review. 
  • If the objection is not resolved to the parent/resident's satisfaction, the principal shall forward form 479 to the Deputy Superintendent for review. The Deputy Superintendent or his/her designee shall review the objection to evaluate whether use of the material should be discontinued in accordance with Florida Law. 
  • If a concern is not resolved by the school district, a parent may request the Commissioner of Education to appoint a special magistrate to render a resolution. 

Objection to Instructional and/or Media Material Form

If your objection is not resolved by the school principal, please complete form #479 Objection to Instructional and/or Media Material and provide any additional evidence to support your objection. Return the completed form to the school principal. 


You may also mail completed forms to:

Maureen Scanlan
Educational Support Center
400 East Lake Mary Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773


Scan and email completed form to: [email protected]

 review textbooks

The objection form must be signed by the parent or resident, include the required contact information, and state the objection to the instructional materials based on the criteria set forth in F.S. 1006.31(2) or 1006.40(3)(d).

For questions, please contact:

Dr. Maureen I. Scanlan, Coordinator of Instructional Projects
E-mail: [email protected]
Office: 407-320-0161

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