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IGD - Curriculum Development and Adoption

Policy IGD

Adopted: April 30, 2009
Amended: September 23, 2021


The School Committee will rely on the professional staff to design and implement instructional programs and courses of study that will forward the educational goals and reflect the values of the school district.

The Superintendent will have authority to approve new programs and courses of study after they have been thoroughly studied and found to support educational, policy and district improvement goals.  The Committee itself will consider, and officially adopt, new programs and courses when they constitute an extensive alteration in instructional content or approach.

The Committee wishes to be informed of all new courses and substantive revisions in curriculum.  It will receive reports on changes under consideration.  Its acceptance of these reports, including a listing of the middle and high school programs of studies, will constitute its adoption of the curriculum for official purposes.

Legal References:

M.G.L. 69:1E, 15:1G, 71:1

Cross Reference:

IJ - Instructional Materials and Textbook Selection and Adoption

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