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Escondido Union HSD  |  BP  6141  Instruction

Curriculum Development And Design   

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The Governing Board shall provide a comprehensive instructional program to serve the educational needs of the district's students. The Board accepts responsibility for establishing what students should learn. Therefore, the Board shall adopt a district curriculum which to the extent possible reflects the desires of the community, the needs of society, and the requirements of law.

Curriculum development and improvement is of primary importance and as such will be part of an ongoing process in this district.

The Superintendent or designee shall have general coordinating authority over the design and development of curriculum. The Superintendent or designee shall develop a process for curriculum review and development which shall include the participation of teachers, administrators, students and parents/guardians.

Curriculum development and design shall be consistent with the philosophy, goals and objectives of the district. The selection and evaluation of the instructional materials shall be coordinated with the process for curriculum development.

The Superintendent or designee shall keep the Board informed regarding current district curriculum efforts and student achievement. The Superintendent or designee shall provide all necessary assistance to the Board in reviewing reports, information and data on each curriculum area for evaluation and adoption by the Board. Prior to adoption of districtwide curriculum, the Board shall discuss its findings with the staff, community and students.

The Board may adopt a curriculum review cycle for each area of the curriculum which shall serve as the timeline for districtwide curriculum development.

The Board recognizes that effective curriculum development requires the planned allocation of resources, staff time and inservice training.

Legal Reference:


221.5 Equal opportunity without regard to sex

35160 Authority of governing boards

35160.1 Broad authority of school districts

51050-51057 Enforcement of courses of study

51200-51263 Required courses of study

51225.3 Requirements for high school graduation

51500-51540 Prohibited instruction

51720-51879.9 Authorized classes and courses of instruction

52150-52159 Bilingual teacher grant program

52160-52178.4 BilingualBicultural Act

52200-52214 Mentally gifted and talented pupil program

52300-52414 Vocational education

54000-54028 Programs for disadvantaged pupils

54100-54145 MillerUnruh Act of 1965

56005-6865 Special education programs


3543.2 Scope of representation


4000-4091 School improvement programs

4304-4320 Bilingual education programs

4400-4426 Improvement of elementary and secondary education


adopted: March 15, 1994 Escondido, California