Date Adopted: April 27, 1981
Date Revised: December 17, 1990
- The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility for the
support and improvement of the educational program. To this
purpose, the curriculum shall be developed and evaluated on
a continuing basis in accordance with the best in educational
theory and practice.
- Curriculum shall be defined as all planned learning activities of the
school such as courses of study, subjects, class organization,
and evaluation of student achievement. It shall include the
provisions of state law as well as subjects and procedures within the
discretionary powers of the Board of Education.
3. Delegation of Responsibility
- The Board of Education directs that:
- No course of study shall be taught in the schools unless it has
been reviewed by the Board of Education
- A course of study be prepared for each curriculum area. This
course of study shall contain objectives, subject content, basic
instructional activities, references to approved instructional
materials, and procedures for evaluation of student achievement
- Staff shall use the course of study in planning instruction and
judging student progress
- The Course of study shall be available for public examination
- The Superintendent shall be responsible for the continuous
evaluation of the effectiveness of each course of study and shall
recommend to the Board of Education such revisions or new courses
of study deemed to be in the best interests of the students.
- The Superintendent's recommendation to the Board of Education shall
include the following information about the proposed course of study:
- Its applicability to students and an enumeration of those group of
students to be affected by it
- Its description and content, including the instructional method
where such method departs significantly from current practice and
is an integral part of the course of study
- Its rationale in terms of the goals of this district especially
when it is proposed to take the place of an existing course of
- The resources that its implementation will require: textbooks,
materials, equipment, specially trained personnel
- The evaluative methods and standards by which its efficacy will be
monitored and measured.
- With prior approval, the Superintendent may conduct pilot programs
considered necessary for the continued growth of the instructional
program and is authorized to seek State, federal, and private aid
for such programs.
- The Board of Education is committed to the support of a full range of
educational programs to meet individual needs of it students. These
State mandated programs in basic academic subjects special
education for the handicapped education for the exceptionally
gifted and talented vocational and technical education guidance
counseling instruction for the homebound independent study summer
school for remedial and/or enrichment adult education
State School Code: SS 508, 1511, 1512.
Pennsylvania Code: (Title 22) S 5.15, 5.151, 5.2.