3000 - Educational Program

3115 Curriculum and Instructional Guides

Curriculum and instructional guides must be developed as necessary to support the Standard Course of Study; policy 3000, Goals and Objectives of the Educational Program; and any other expanded objectives or subject matters approved by the board. State curriculum guides must be followed when mandated by state law.


The curriculum committee shall develop new guides and/or modify existing guides that are to be used system-wide.

Individual schools may modify the curriculum and instructional guides as a part of the school improvement plan.


Curriculum and instructional guides are to serve as a framework from which a teacher will develop units of study, individual lesson plans and approaches to instruction that will serve the students’ needs.

The guides will be used to map the logical sequence of instruction. Teachers are expected to follow the sequence in subjects, such as reading and mathematics, in which sequence is important.

Teachers must follow the content of the curriculum and instructional guides. Teachers are expected to use their professional judgment in determining the most effective methods for implementing the guides.

The principal shall ensure that teachers have access to curriculum and instructional guides.


Legal References:
G.S. 115C-36, -47, -81
Cross References:
Goals and Objectives of the Educational Program (policy 3000), Curriculum Development (policy 3100), School Improvement Plan (policy 3430)
Monday, 11 April 2011
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