Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

2210 - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility for the quality of the educational program of the schools. To this end, the curriculum shall be developed, evaluated, and adopted on a continuing basis and in accordance with a plan for curriculum growth established by the Superintendent with the assistance of the school curriculum teams in the County.

For purposes of this policy and consistent communication throughout the County, curriculum shall be defined as:

 A.the courses of study, subjects, classes, and organized activities provided by the school;

 B.all the planned activities of the schools, including formal classroom instruction and out-of-class activity, both individual and group;

 C.learning activities approved by the Board for individuals or groups of students and expressed in terms of specific instructional objectives or class periods;

 D.the plan for learning necessary to accomplish the educational goals of the County;

 E.all the planned activities of the schools, including formal classroom instruction and out-of-class activity, both individual and group, necessary to accomplish the educational goals of the County.

The Board directs that the curriculum of this County:

 A.provide instruction in courses required by statute and State Department of Education regulations;

 B.be consistent with the County's philosophy and goals and ensure the possibility of their achievement;

 C.allow for the development of individual talents and interests as well as recognize that learning styles of students may differ;

 D.provide for continuous and cumulative learning through effective articulation at all levels;

 E.utilize a variety of learning resources to accomplish the educational goals;

 F.encourage students to utilize guidance and counseling services in their academic and career planning.

As educational leader of the County, the Superintendent shall be responsible to guide the school curriculum teams in the County as they help develop programs and methods for implementation of the curriculum based on State-approved content standards and objectives based on the needs of the individual schools, focusing on reading, composition, mathematics, science and technology. The Superintendent shall be responsible for the preparation of courses of study.

The Superintendent shall make progress reports to the Board periodically.

The Superintendent may conduct such innovative programs as are deemed to be necessary to the continuing growth of the instructional program and to better ensure accomplishment of the County's educational goals.

18-5A-6, Code of West Virginia