6:40 - Curriculum Development

Adoption

The Superintendent shall recommend a comprehensive curriculum that is aligned with:

  1. The District’s educational philosophy and goals,
  2. Student needs as identified by research, demographics, and student achievement and other data,
  3. The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for students to become life-long learners,
  4. The minimum requirements of state and federal law and regulations for curriculum and graduation requirements,
  5. The Illinois Learning Standards and any District learning standards, and
  6. Any required state or federal student testing.

The School Board will adopt, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, a curriculum that meets the above criteria.

Experimental Educational Programs and Pilot Projects

The Superintendent may recommend experimental educational programs and/or pilot projects for Board consideration. Proposals must include goals, material needs, anticipated expenses, and an evaluation process. The Superintendent shall submit to the Board periodic progress reports for programs that exceed one year in duration and a final evaluation with recommendation upon the program’s completion.

Development

The Superintendent shall develop a curriculum review program to monitor the current curriculum and promptly suggest changes to make the curriculum more effective, to take advantage of improved teaching methods and materials, and to be responsive to social change, technological developments, student needs, and community expectations.

The Superintendent shall report to the Board as appropriate, the curriculum review program’s efforts to:

  1. Regularly evaluate the curriculum and instructional program.
  2. Ensure the curriculum continues to meet the stated adoption criteria.
  3. Include input from a cross-section of teachers and administrators representing all schools, grade levels, disciplines, and specialized and alternative programs.
  4. Coordinate with the process for evaluating the instructional program and materials.

Curriculum Guides and Course Outlines

The Superintendent shall develop and provide subject area curriculum guides to appropriate staff members.

Adopted: November 10, 1997 Revised: September 25, 2017; November 14, 2022
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