|Cedar Springs Public School District|
|Bylaws & Policies|
2231 - CORE CURRICULUM
In order to comply with State law, the Board of Education shall adopt a core curriculum which is to be based on the Model Core Curriculum developed by the State Board of Education. The Superintendent shall prepare administrative guidelines which will provide for a description of the courses that will comprise the core curriculum as well as the sequence, in grade clusters, in which such courses will be taught.
Should the core curriculum vary from the State model, the description of the core curriculum is to be accompanied by an explanation of the District's variations from the model and shall verify that no attitudes, beliefs, or value systems are included in the curriculum that are not essential in the legal, economic, and social structure of our society and to the personal and social responsibility of citizens of our society.
The Superintendent's guidelines shall provide for an explanation of the means by which the core curriculum will be implemented and evaluated based on the K - 12 Program Standards of Quality established by the State Board of Education.
The administrative guidelines shall also assure each student a fair opportunity to achieve the academic outcomes established for the core curriculum. Such guidelines should ensure that instruction in each area of the core curriculum focuses on the learning processes students need to use to achieve the academic outcomes and should provide procedures for special assistance to students who are not achieving the outcomes.
M.C.L. 380.1204(a), 380.1278
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