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.

    Therefore:

                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.

    ADOPTED:  01/17/1991
    REVISED:  02/24/92; 09/25/97; 08/22/13

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