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IFD - Curriculum Adoption

The Board will rely on its professional administrators to design and implement instructional programs and courses of study that will forward the educational goals of the school district.

The Superintendent will have authority to approve new programs and courses of study after such changes have been thoroughly studied and found to support educational goals. The Board itself will consider, and officially adopt, new programs and courses only when they constitute an extensive alteration in instructional content or approach. (An example might be the adoption of an innovative sequential program in a basic subject-matter area for all elementary grades.)

However, the Board wishes to be informed of all new courses and substantive revisions in curriculum. It desires to receive reports on changes under consideration, and an annual report on programs and courses offered in the schools. Its acceptance of these annual reports, including a listing of the high school program studies, will constitute its official adoption of the curriculum.