Ron DeSantis signs curriculum transparency bill in Florida

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On Friday, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that establishes term limits for school board members and allows the public increased access to instructional materials.

“We believe parents not only have a role, they have the fundamental role to be involved in the education of their kids, and that’s how it’s going to be in the state of Florida,” DeSantis said before signing HB-1467.

The bill places 12-year consecutive term limits for school board members.

It also “requires school districts to be transparent in the selection of instructional materials, including library and reading materials,” DeSantis’ office wrote in a press release.

It requires school districts that are holding meetings to discuss selecting instructional materials to open these meetings up to the public and requires these districts to provide access to all materials at least 20 days prior to the board taking action on these materials.

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