TK-8 District of Choice


Instruction > Board Policy 6000 - Concepts and Roles

The Board of Trustees desires to provide a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that motivates every student to succeed. The district's educational program shall provide students with opportunities to attain the skills, knowledge, and abilities they need to be successful in school and develop to their full potential.

Strategies for improving the educational program shall take into consideration the needs of individual students and subpopulations of students. Students who are failing or at risk of failing to meet academic standards shall be provided with alternative programs and/or supplemental assistance designed to raise achievement.

Inasmuch as parents/guardians are critical partners in their children's education, parents/guardians shall be provided with opportunities to be meaningfully involved both in support of their children's education program at school and with learning at home.

The Board shall:

  1. Review standards of student achievement for core subjects at each grade level that are aligned with the district's vision for student learning, the specific needs and strengths of the students, the expectations of parents/guardians and the community, and available resources

  2. Adopt textbooks and other instructional materials

  3. Support the professional staff's implementation of the curriculum by allocating resources based on educational program priorities and recognizing staff accomplishments

  4. Review and evaluate the educational program on the basis of state and federal accountability measures, disaggregated student achievement data, and other indicators and ensure that evaluation results are used to improve programs, curriculum, and/or instructional practices as necessary to enhance student achievement

The Superintendent or designee shall:

  1. Review research related to curriculum issues

  2. Select and/or develop curricula for recommendation to the Board in accordance with the district's curriculum development and review process

  3. Ensure the articulation of the curriculum between grade levels and with postsecondary education and the workplace

  4. Determine the general methods of instruction to be used

  5. Assign instructors and schedule classes for all curricular offerings

  6. Recommend instructional materials to the Board and direct the purchase of approved materials and equipment

  7. Evaluate and report to the Board on student achievement as demonstrated through testing and other types of appraisal, and recommend necessary changes in curriculum, programs, and instruction as indicated by student performance data


Adopted: March 21, 2013
Evergreen School District, San Jose, California