The Board shall provide a comprehensive instructional program to serve the educational needs of the students of this Corporation. In furtherance of this goal and pursuant to law, the Board may periodically adopt courses of study.
No course of study shall be taught in the schools of this Corporation unless approved by the Indiana Department of Education and adopted by the Board.
The Superintendent shall recommend to the Board such need or revised courses of study as are deemed to be in the best interests of the students.
Each course of study is intended to provide a basic framework for instruction and learning. Within this framework, each teacher shall use the course of study in a manner best designed to meet the needs of the students for whom s/he is responsible. Deviation from its content must be approved in accordance with the Superintendent’s administrative guidelines. On an annual basis, these recommendations will be submitted to the Board for consideration no later than the second Board meeting in November.
To prepare students to enter the world of work, the Board requires that each course of study include as part of its learning accomplishments that students can demonstrate their willingness and ability to be punctual, to be present at the learning site each day unless absent for a legitimate reason, and to complete assignments on time and as directed. The Superintendent’s guidelines should include recommendations to staff to instruct students in these important work ethics.
A. As appropriate to the course of study, each guide shall contain: the intended learning outcome(s), defined in terms of how the learning is applied;
B. knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values needed to achieve those outcomes;
C. learning activities needed to achieve the outcome;
D. appropriate materials and resources;
E. suggested methods of instruction;
F. evaluation criteria, standards, and methods which will confirm the extent to which learning outcomes have been achieved; and
G. a list of supplemental materials for the guidance of teachers.
The Superintendent shall maintain a current list of all courses of study offered by this Corporation and direct projects that will produce and maintain curricular guides for all subject matter taught by the Corporation.