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Policies » Section I: Instruction » IGA: Curriculum Development

Policy Date: 09/07/2017

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Curriculum development must be viewed as an encompassing task, involving the total educational community working cooperatively to develop a curriculum that offers a wide variety of approaches to education and to provide a more flexible and purposeful approach to meeting the diverse needs of our student population.

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 Superintendent and/or designee will spearhead curriculum development for the school system. The Superintendent and/or designee will establish curriculum committees for the study of curriculum improvements, including the selection of new instructional materials, as found necessary and desirable.

The Board will make final decisions on curriculum change and implementation after the Superintendent and/or designee has submitted to the Board recommendations developed by the curriculum committees and the professional staff. Prior to recommending curriculum adoption to the Board, the program will be presented to the parent public.

All teachers have professional obligations to the school program beyond regular classroom duties, and these obligations include work on curriculum committees. It is expected that all teachers will contribute to curriculum development.

Legal References:
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 302.02 (f) Substantive Duties of Superintendents NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 303.01 (g) Substantive Duties of School Boards

Adopted: August 22, 1984
Adopted: January 4, 2001
Revised: June 7, 2007
Revised: September 7, 2017