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Escondido Union ESD |  BP  6000  Instruction

Concepts And Roles In Instruction   

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The Board of Education desires to provide a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that motivates every student to succeed. The board accepts responsibility for defining the educational philosophy and goals of the district and providing districtwide instructional objectives. The curriculum of the district shall be consistent with the adopted philosophy, goals, and objectives. The district and community must work together to ensure that the goals and objectives of the educational program are relevant to the lives and futures of our students.

The board recognizes the important role that planning, implementing, and evaluating the instructional program play in meeting the district's educational goals, and shall adopt policies to govern such activities. The board shall provide resources for the ongoing review and improvement of the district curriculum.

The board supports a continuing program of inservice education for certificated staff, the administration, and the board in order to keep abreast of educational trends and philosophies and the needs of the students.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4222 - Teacher Aides/Paraprofessionals)

(cf. 9240 - Board Development)

The district shall provide comparable educational opportunities for all students. The superintendent or designee shall schedule teachers and classes so that there is a minimum variation in the student-teacher ratio from school to school at the beginning of each school year. He/she shall further ensure that the amount and quality of textbooks, instructional supplies, and equipment are closely comparable in every school in the district and at each level.

Strategies for improving the educational program shall take into consideration the needs of individual students and groups of students. Students who are failing or at risk of failing to meet academic standards shall be provided with alternative programs and/or supplemental assistance designed to raise achievement.

(cf. 0520.1 - High Priority Schools Grant Program)

(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)

(cf. 0520.3 - Title I Program Improvement Districts)

(cf. 6158 - Independent Study)

(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education Under Section 504)

(cf. 6172 - Gifted and Talented Student Program)

(cf. 6173 - Education for Homeless Children)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

(cf. 6176 - Weekend/Saturday Classes)

(cf. 6177 - Summer School)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

(cf. 6183 - Home and Hospital Instruction)

(cf. 6185 - Community Day School)

Board of Education

The board:

1. Articulates the district's educational philosophy and goals through board policy and approves districtwide instructional objectives which reinforce the district's philosophy and goals

2. Adopts expected standards of student achievement for core subjects at each grade level that are aligned with the district's vision for student learning, the specific needs and strengths of the students, the expectations of parents/guardians and the community, and available resources

(cf. 0100 - Philosophy)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

3. Decides the educational programs to be offered the district's students

4. Adopts the courses of study to be used in the district's curriculum

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

5. Adopts textbooks and other instructional materials to be used in the district's curriculum

(cf. 1312.2 - Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials)

(cf. 6161 - Equipment, Books and Materials)

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

6. Reviews the instructional program on the basis of state and federal accountability measures, disaggregated student achievement data, and other indicators and ensure that evaluation results are used to improve programs, curriculum, and/or instructional practices as necessary to enhance student achievement

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

7. Communicates clear information about district instructional goals, programs, and progress in student achievement to the community and media

(cf. 0510 - School Accountability Report Card)

(cf. 1100 - Communication with the Public)

(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)

Superintendent or Designee

The superintendent or designee:

1. Establishes procedures for the ongoing review, evaluation, and development of the district's curriculum

2. Ensures the articulation of the district curriculum between educational levels (i.e., elementary, secondary, and college) and the business community

(cf. 1700 - Relations between Private Industry and the Schools)

3. Evaluates and reports to the board on student achievement as demonstrated through testing and other types of appraisal, and recommends necessary changes in curriculum, programs, and instruction as indicated by student performance data

4. Determines the general methods of instruction to be used

5. Assigns instructors and schedules classes for the various curricular offerings

(cf. 4113 - Assignment)

(cf. 6112 - School Day)

6. Approves the purchase of instructional materials and equipment

The district shall provide comparable educational opportunities for all students. Instruction in the core curriculum shall be in no way diminished when students receive supplementary services funded by special governmental programs. Services funded by any categorical program shall supplement, not supplant, the district-provided core curriculum and any services which may be provided by other categorical programs.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

Legal Reference:


51000-51007 Legislative intent, educational program


3940 Maintenance of effort

4424 Comparability of services


6321 Fiscal requirements/comparability of services

Management Resources:


Maximizing School Board Leadership: Curriculum, 1996



California Department of Education:


adopted: October 23, 2003 Escondido, California

revised: September 24, 2009