IG Curriculum Development

Title

Curriculum Development

Designation

IG

Office/Custodian

Education/Executive Director of Learning Services

 

The Board of Education is required by state law to determine the educational programs delivered in the schools of the district. Curriculum shall be aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards to ensure that each student is provided the educational experiences needed to achieve or exceed grade-level standards or complete the requirements and goals as listed on a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

The Chief Education Officer shall direct principals to collaboratively research, develop, implement and evaluate curriculum. All new curricular programs and courses of study as well as the elimination and extensive alteration of the content of current programs and courses shall be presented by the Chief Education Officer or designee to the Board for its consideration and action.

Zone and school leaders shall review each school’s curriculum regularly to ensure that the curriculum and assessment programs are effective and reflect relevant Colorado Academic Standards. Curricular reviews shall include administrators, teachers, parents, and accountability committee members.

Curricular reviews shall include consideration of student achievement results for all student populations, educational equity, curriculum breadth and depth, and congruence of instructional strategies and assessments with the Colorado Academic Standards.

  • Adopted: July 10, 2014
  • Revised: March 12, 2015
  • Reviewed: Juy 12, 2018

LEGAL REFS:
  • Colo. Const. Art. IX, Sect. 15 (Board has control of instruction within the district)
  • C.R.S. 22-7-1013 (2)(adoption of content standards; alignment of curriculum)
  • C.R.S. 22-20-101 et seq. (Exceptional Children’s Educational Act)
  • C.R.S. 22-20-201 et seq. (education of gifted children)
  • C.R.S. 22-32-109 (1)(t) (Board duty to determine educational program and prescribe textbooks)
  • C.R.S. 22-32-110 (1)(r) (Board power to exclude immoral or pernicious materials and books)

CROSS REFS:
  • AEA, Standards Based Education
  • IK, Academic Achievement