The Board of Education desires to provide a research-based, sequential curriculum which promotes high levels of student achievement and emphasizes the development of foundational skills, problem solving, critical thinking and decision making. The Superintendent or designee shall present a recommendation to the Board to adopt a written district curriculum which describes the content objectives which are to be taught in all district schools.

The district's curriculum shall be aligned with the district's vision and goals for student learning, Board policies, academic content standards, state curriculum frameworks, state and district assessments, graduation requirements, and, when necessary, related legal requirements.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish a process for curriculum development, selection, and/or adaptation which utilizes the professional expertise of teachers, principals, and district administrators representing various grade levels, disciplines, special programs, and categories of students where appropriate. The process will provide opportunities, as appropriate, for input from students, parents/guardians, representatives of postsecondary institutions, and other community members.

The Board shall establish a review cycle for regularly evaluating the district's curriculum in order to ensure continued alignment with state and district goals for student achievement. At a minimum, these reviews shall be conducted whenever the State Board of Education adopts new or revised content standards or the curriculum framework for a particular subject or when new law requires a change or addition to the curriculum.

Policy Adopted: April 9, 1973
Policy Revised: February 7, 2017