Hispanic/Latino Studies

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    The infusion of Latino History, and the representation of Latino cultures in curriculum, is vital to the academic success of students. The district supports improvement of academic achievement for all students and ensures adherence to Florida Statute 1003.42:

    Members of the instructional staff of the public schools, subject to the rules of the State Board of Education and The District School Board, shall teach efficiently and faithfully, using the books and materials required that meet the highest standards for professionalism and historic accuracy, following the prescribed courses of study, and employing approved methods of instruction, the following: The study of Hispanic contributions to the United States.

    In addition to facilitating curricular content, our staff works with schools to improve the instructional/school climate for Latino students throughout the district.