Instructional Materials and Library Services

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Sarasota County Schools has determined the list of recommended instructional materials for adoption in Science, Grades 6-12, for implementation beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. These recommendations will be brought to the School Board for possible approval during the regularly scheduled meeting on March 6, 2018.

  • For a list of the specific materials that are being recommended please see the “List of Recommended Science Materials” in the “Links” section
  • To access online samples please refer to the “Public Online Access to Recommended Materials” document found in the “Links” section.

As required by State Statute, any parent of a student attending Sarasota County Schools, or citizen of Sarasota County, may file a formal objection to any of the recommended materials within 30 days of the School Board’s approval of said materials.  

Formal objections may be submitted from Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – Thursday, April 5, 2018.  

  • For objection qualifications and instructions on filing a formal objection, refer to the “Guidelines for Objecting to Instructional Materials Adoption”  in the “Links” section
    • Individuals submitting objections can expect confirmation of receipt
  • To access the official objection, refer to the “Objection to Adopted Instructional Materials” form in the “Links” section
  • Forms can be mailed to the Instructional Materials Office located at 925 North Brink Avenue, Sarasota 34237 or emailed to
  • For emails please include the specific subject area and course in the “Subject” line.

6-12 Science Adoption Timeline 2017 2018 Final
Guidelines for Objecting to Instructional Materials Adoption