At the direction of the Board of Education, a comprehensive review process of curriculum review occurs every 5 to 7 years. A District Curriculum Council (DCC) District Curriculum Council comprised of a representative body of K-12 of teachers and administrators across levels and subject areas is responsible for receiving the recommendations of the adhoc committees as they review and update the curriculum.
The adhoc curriculum committees review the curriculum by conducting a thorough study of the research in the field, and align the curriculum to the standards at the national and state level. The committees develop a set of guiding principles and K-12 grade level standards as well as an assessment package.
The curriculum adhoc committees present their curriculum revisions to the DCC and to the Board of Education. The Board of Education reviews the revised curriculum at one meeting and acts on the curriculum product within 1 month.
The implementation of the curriculum occurs at the leadership of the curriculum teams and the leadership and teaching faculty. Professional development to support the curriculum and instruction revision as well as materials to support the curriculum are also designed at the time of the curriculum review.
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