CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

 

Curriculum development shall be an ongoing process in the school district. Each curriculum area shall be reviewed and revised when necessary according to the timelines set out by the superintendent. These timelines will provide for periodic review of each curriculum area.

 

The superintendent shall be responsible for curriculum development and for determining the most effective way of conducting research of the school district's curriculum needs and a long-range curriculum development program. In making recommendations to the board, the superintendent shall propose a curriculum that will:

 

         fulfill the philosophy of the school district;

         reflect the educational and operational needs assessment of the school district;

         articulate courses of study from kindergarten through grade twelve;

         identify minimum objectives for each course and, at the elementary level, for each grade;

         provide for the evaluation of the procedures and methods for attaining the objectives;

         provide for objective monitoring of a student's progress;

         provide for the needs of vocational and college bound students;

         include, if feasible, the course offerings requested by the students;

         provide measurable quality academic content standards by the dates specified in Part 004 of Rule 10 that are the same as, equal to or more rigorous than the adopted state standards of the Nebraska Department of Education.

 

The above mentioned standards include the English Language Arts Standards (2014), Mathematics Standards (2015), Science Standards (2010) and Social Studies Standards (2012) as approved by NDE. Any changes from the specific standards as approved by NDE in those four areas will be attached to this policy.

 

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to keep the board apprised of necessary curriculum changes and revisions and, if needed, to develop administrative regulations for curriculum development and recommendations to the board.

 

Legal Reference: NDE Rule 10

20 U.S.C. 1232h (1994).

34 C.F.R. Pt. 98 (1996).

Cross Reference: 102 Educational Philosophy of the District

104 Educational and Operational Planning

604 Instructional Curriculum

606 Instructional Materials

 

 

Approved ________________ Reviewed _______________ Revised ________________