Curriculum Adoption: Policy

Adoption policy

District policy outlines the roles and responsibilities for the school board in the adoption of new educational materials. The board is legally responsible for the adoption of all basic education instructional materials and approval of materials for alternative programs (e.g., special education, career and technical education, alternative schools) used in the district. The primary outcome in selecting instructional materials is to implement, enrich and support the educational programs of the schools. All instructional materials shall be selected in conformance with applicable state and federal laws, goals and/or learning standards of the district and state and procedures established by the district’s curriculum, instruction and assessment department.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does curriculum help students and teachers?

BGPS’ strategic plan was developed with input from parents, community members, board members, staff and students. One of the goals is high-quality instruction. Providing viable, updated curriculum supports students’ progress toward meeting learning standards and engages them in their learning.

Why do you adopt new curricula?

Over time, curriculum becomes outdated and/or licensing changes so that it is no longer possible to access materials. When this happens, it becomes necessary for the district to look for new curriculum.

How much does new curriculum cost?

The curriculum adoption process involves many costs associated with materials, committee work, piloting, shipping, taxes, barcoding, professional development for teachers and implementation. Curriculum also is subject to inflation and curriculum companies’ varying pricing structures. The annual budget for curricular adoptions can be in the millions.  

Can we see the materials before the final decision is made?

Yes! We will hold informational sessions for you to review the curricular options and provide your feedback. The options also will be available online. Get more details.

CONTACT

Curriculum Adoption Coordinator Amy Fredericks

Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction Allison Tuchardt

Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction David Cresap

Curriculum news to know

News to Know for the week of June 24

This week's News to Know June 24, 2024 Summer hours for school and district offices We hope you are enjoying your summer break. Starting today, the district office will be open Mon.–Thurs., from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed the week of July 1). Regular Mon.–Fri. hours

News to Know for the week of June 17

This week's News to Know June 17, 2024 Summer hours for school and district offices Starting the week of June 24, the district office will be open Mon.-Thurs., from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed the week of July 1-5). Regular hours will resume the week of

News to Know for the week of June 10

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News to Know for the week of June 3

This week's News to Know June 3, 2024 Final one-hour late start on Wednesday, June 5 Schools will begin an hour late on Wednesday, June 5, to allow time for teachers to work together to implement best practices of high-quality instruction. This is the final late-start Wednesday

News to Know for the week of May 28

This week's News to Know May 28, 2024 One-hour late start on Wednesday, May 29; early releases for most primary students May 30-31 Schools will begin an hour late on Wednesday, May 29, to allow time for teachers to work together to implement best practices of high-quality

News to Know for the week of May 20

This week's News to Know May 20, 2024 One-hour late start on Wednesday, May 22 Schools will begin an hour late on Wednesday, May 22, to allow time for teachers to work together to implement best practices of high-quality instruction. Students will be released at normal times.

News to Know for the week of May 13

This week's News to Know May 13, 2024 One-hour late start on Wednesday, May 15 Schools will begin an hour late on Wednesday, May 15, to allow time for teachers to work together to implement best practices of high-quality instruction. Students will be released at normal times.

News to Know for the week of May 6

This week's News to Know May 6, 2024 One-hour late start on Wednesday, May 8 Schools will begin an hour late on Wednesday, May 8, to allow time for teachers to work together to implement best practices of high-quality instruction. Students will be released at normal times.

News to Know for the week of April 29

This week's News to Know April 29, 2024 One-hour late start on Wednesday, May 1 Schools will begin an hour late on Wednesday, May 1, to allow time for teachers to work together to implement best practices of high-quality instruction. Students will be released at normal times.

News to Know for the week of April 22

This week's News to Know April 22, 2024 One-hour late start on Wednesday, April 24 Schools will begin an hour late on Wednesday, April 24, to allow time for teachers to work together to implement best practices of high-quality instruction. Students will be released at normal times.

News to Know for the week of April 15

This week's News to Know April 15, 2024 One-hour late start on Wednesday, April 17 Schools will begin an hour late on Wednesday, April 17, to allow time for teachers to work together to implement best practices of high-quality instruction. Students will be released at normal times.

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Review new science and social studies textbooks

Review new science and social studies textbooks Jan. 16, 2024 Прочитайте сообщение на русском языке: Lean el mensaje en español a continuación: You are invited to provide input on potential new textbooks. If approved, the textbooks would be used beginning in the 2024-25 school year for Advanced

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Social and emotional learning: building a foundation for educational success

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New curriculum gets teachers and students excited to learn

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Apply for curriculum, citizens volunteer committees

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