8110

Adoption Date: 9/19/1989, Revised: 7/19/1994; 6/20/00; 5/17/16; 5/21/19
8000 - INSTRUCTION

CURRICULUM (GENERAL)
8110 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, RESOURCES AND EVALUATION

Curriculum Development

The Brockport Central School District recognizes the importance of developing the academic, emotional, physical and social growth of each child, leading to fully contributing members of society. These unique needs will be met through an ongoing and systematic review and development of the curriculum. Based on the premise that the curriculum provides the building blocks of educational programs, we support a clearly defined and sequentially designed K-12 curriculum that, among other things, provides opportunities for student enrichment at each grade level. In keeping with this philosophy, and with the valuable input of teachers and building-level administrators, the District will develop, review, and update the curriculum on an ongoing basis.

The Board of Education encourages teachers to adopt a variety of teaching methods and styles in the presentation of the established curriculum so that all students can reach their maximum potential.

Curriculum Resources

There are many resources for curriculum development that exist in our 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.

The Superintendent may appoint staff to 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 for consideration in the forming of curriculum policy.

Curriculum Evaluation

The Board directs the curriculum be evaluated on a continual basis, as part of a program of instructional improvement. All aspects of the curriculum shall be subjected to an objective analysis, based on empirical data 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 results of these evaluations shall be presented to the Board and used by the administrative staff in making periodic recommendations to the Board for modification of the curriculum and programs of instruction..

The Board may invite teachers or others to discuss the curriculum.

Evaluation of the Instructional Program

The Board will periodically request the Superintendent to present data that it considers necessary or useful for to the evaluation of the effectiveness of the District’s instructional program.

Policy References:
Education Law Sections 1709 and 3204

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