Adoption Date: 7/13/2005
8000 - Instruction
8110 Curriculum Development, Resources and Evaluation
SUBJECT: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, RESOURCES AND EVALUATION
The Board of Education supports and encourages development of a District-wide, articulated curriculum that conforms to state mandates and is responsive to the needs of children in a rapidly changing society. The Principals of the elementary and secondary schools shall be responsible to the Superintendent for developing District-wide efforts toward the short and long-range improvement of curriculum and instruction.
There are many resources for curriculum development that exist in our School District, and the instructional staff, under the guidance of the administration, is expected to delve into those resources for possible improvement of the instructional program. Each teacher has the privilege of being an initiator of improvement, as well as a reactor to changing conditions, and the Principals shall be involved in curriculum development.
From the staff, the Superintendent may appoint curriculum study committees; and their findings, as well as the collective judgments of the staff about the pertinence of various possible changes, shall be submitted by the Superintendent to the Board of Education for consideration in the forming of curriculum policy.
The Board of Education shall direct a continuing evaluation of the curriculum as part of a program of instructional improvement.
All aspects of the curriculum shall be subjected to a searching and critical analysis in an attempt to improve the learning and growth of students.
The administrative staff shall evaluate the curriculum in a systematic manner, involving school personnel and others as appropriate.
The administrative staff shall make periodic recommendations for action by the Board. The Board of Education from time to time may invite teachers or others to discuss the curriculum.
Education Law Sections 1604, 1709, 2503 and 3204