2019 Curriculum Development
Rapid social change, technological development, and expansion of knowledge are facts of contemporary life. Public education must respond appropriately. Therefore, it is imperative that individual schools, the school system as a whole, and the board continuously review and evaluate existing programs and practices, and adjust, modify, or change them as found advantageous in effectively meeting the needs of students and the expectations of the community.
The board expects the administration and faculty to be perpetually sensitive to changing conditions that may require changes in curriculum.
The board expects all programs to be under continuous evaluation to see that they meet the needs of the children or adults they serve.
The board expects the school system to undertake intensive curriculum evaluation and revision in certain areas from time to time as the need for this is demonstrated.
The board will encourage and support the professional staff in its efforts to investigate new curricular ideas, develop and improve programs, and evaluate results.
The board will hear regular reports on district programs and ongoing curriculum study and revision. It will consider recommendations of the staff for intensive curriculum study and may authorize the establishment of task forces to work in particular areas. Funds will be budgeted for such purposes.
The superintendent or named designee will direct curriculum development and implementation for the school system. Working with the superintendent will be various administrative and professional staffs. The superintendent will set up such school curriculum committees for the study of curriculum improvements, including the selection of new instructional materials, as found necessary and desirable.
The board authorizes approved curriculum studies throughout the calendar year.
All teachers have professional obligations to the school program beyond regular classroom duties, and these obligations will include work on curriculum committees. It is expected that all teachers will make a contribution to committee work.
The superintendent will establish procedures for curriculum development which provides for involvement of community representatives and staff members at appropriate times, the annual review of selected areas on a cyclical basis, and any suggested changes that should be made as a result of the curriculum study.
REVISED: 02/24/92; 09/25/97; 08/22/13
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND RESOURCES
2000 Student Learning Goals
2004 Accountability Goals
2005 School Improvement Plans
2019 Curriculum Development
2020 Course Design, Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials
2021 Library Information and Technology Program
2022 Electronic Resources and Internet Safety
2023 Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy
2024 Online Learning
2025 Copyright Compliance
2027 District Ownership of Staff-Created Work
2029 Animals as Part of the Instructional Program
2030 Service Animals in Schools
2090 Program Evaluation
LEARNING PROGRAMS AND SUPPORTS
2100 Educational Opportunities for Military Children
2104 Federal and/or State Funded Special Instructional Programs
2106 Program Compliance
2107 Comprehensive Early Literacy Plan
2108 Learning Assistance Program
2110 Transitional Bilingual Instruction
2121 Substance Abuse Program
2125 Sexual Health Education
2126 AIDS Prevention Education
2140 Guidance and Counseling
2145 Recognition, Screening, and Response to Distress in Students
2150 Co-Curricular Program
2151 Interscholastic Athletics
2152 Extracurricular Activities
2153 Non-curriculum-Related Student Groups
2161 Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students
2162 Education of Students with Disabilities under Section 504
2165 Home or Hospital Instruction
2170 Career and Technical Education
2178 Traffic Safety Education
2190 Advanced Academic Program
2195 Academic Acceleration
2220 School Calendar
2240 Summer School
2255 Alternative Learning Experience Programs
2320 Field Trips, Excursions and Outdoor Education
2331 Controversial Issues/Guest Speakers
2333 Flag Exercises
2336 Required Observances
2337 Disability History Month
2340 Religious-Related Activities and Practices
REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS
2409 Credit for Competency/Proficiency
2410 High School Graduation Requirements
2411 Certificate of Educational Competency
2412 Diplomas for Veterans
2413 Equivalency Credit for Career and Technical Education Courses
2414 Community Service
2418 Waiver of High School Graduation Credits
2420 Grading and Progress Reports