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BP 6141



Curriculum Development And Evaluation


The San Benito County Board of Education (County Board) desires to provide a research-based, sequential curriculum which promotes high levels of student achievement and emphasizes the development of basic skills, problem solving, and decision making.  Upon recommendation of the Superintendent or designee, the County Board shall adopt a written curriculum which describes, for each subject area and grade level, the content objectives which are to be taught in all alternative education schools.


The Alternative Education curriculum shall be aligned with the county’s vision and goals for student learning, Board policies, academic content standards, state curriculum frameworks, state and county assessments, graduation requirements, school and county improvement plans, and, when necessary, related legal requirements.


The Superintendent or designee shall establish a process for curriculum development, selection, and/or adaptation which utilizes the professional expertise of teachers, principals, and San Benito County Office of Education administrators representing various grade levels, disciplines, special programs, and categories of students as appropriate. The process also may provide opportunities for input from students, parents/guardians, representatives of local businesses and postsecondary institutions, and other community members.


The selection and evaluation of instructional materials shall be coordinated with the curriculum development and evaluation process.


When presenting a recommended curriculum for adoption, the Superintendent or designee shall provide research, data, or other evidence demonstrating the proven effectiveness of the proposed curriculum. He/she also shall present information about the resources that would be necessary to successfully implement the curriculum and describe any modifications or supplementary services that would be needed to make the curriculum accessible to all students.


The Superintendent of designee shall establish a review cycle for regularly evaluating the county’s curriculum in order to ensure continued alignment with state and district goals for student achievement.  At a minimum, these reviews shall be conducted whenever the State Board of Education adopts new or revised content standards or the curriculum framework for a particular subject or when new law requires a change or addition to the curriculum.


In addition, the Superintendent or designee may require a review of the curriculum in one or more subject areas as needed in response to student assessment results; feedback from teachers, administrators, or parent/guardians; new research on program effectiveness; or changing student needs.


Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE: 221.5  Equal opportunity; 35160  Authority of governing boards; 35160.1  Broad authority of school districts; 51050-51057  Enforcement of courses of study; 51200-51263  Required courses of study; 51500-51540  Prohibited instruction; 51720-51879.9  Authorized classes and courses of instruction; 60000-60424 Instructional materials

GOVERNMENT CODE: 3543.2  Scope of representation

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5: 4000-4091  School improvement programs; 4400-4426  Improvement of elementary and secondary education


Policy Adopted: 10-12-17