The professional staff of the school district will be encouraged to seek improvement of the educational program of the schools through all appropriate means, including carefully designed experimental or pilot programs.

A pilot program is defined as a new major program, planned on a limited scale and implemented to determine the degree to which the program would be applicable for future large-scale district adoption. Pilot programs may be approved by the Board for one, two or three years. Board approval will be required to move any pilot program to regular status or to extend the approval time for pilot programs. Modifications of present programs are not considered to be pilot programs.

The Superintendent will submit to the Board status reports and evaluations on all such programs at least once a year. The responsibility for conducting the evaluations will be assigned to persons other than those who have designed or carried out the program.