Curriculum Advisory Committee Application

  • The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is now soliciting applications for the Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) for the 2019-2020 school year.  The CAC is currently recruiting for one parent and one community-at-large membership position.

    If you are interested in serving on the Curriculum Advisory Committee, please fill out the the online application at https://forms.gle/VTA7NqKs9gQuEYrdA.  

    Submit the paper version of this application to:
    FNSBSD Administrative Center
    Dept. of Teaching & Learning
    520 Fifth Avenue
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    or
    email jennifer.morgan@k12northstar.org
    fax: 451-6024

Curriculum Committee

  • 2019-2020 Meeting Schedule

    The Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) is established in accordance with Policy 236 (Administrative Committees to Advise Administration and the School Board) and Policy 910 (Curriculum Development).  Administrative Regulation (AR) 236 details the structure of administrative committees, AR 910 outlines the process for curriculum development, AR 910.2 states that reports on pilot program results may be presented to the CAC, and AR 910.3 establishes that revised curricula will be presented to the CAC.

    CAC Bylaws

    On a six-year schedule, the school district updates curricula – one or two subjects each year. It's important to the School Board that parents and community members are actively involved in this review of what is taught in our community's classrooms.

    This committee works closely with the Department of Teaching and Learning to ensure the curriculum and classroom materials stay current. By researching new trends in education, developing curriculum guidelines, and approving textbooks, these dedicated community volunteers work to provide students, from kindergarten to high school, the most relevant education possible.

Curriculum Research & Revision

  • 2019-2020 Curriculum Revision:

    • K-12 Social Studies
    • 7-12 English/Language Arts
    • Middle & High School CTE Information Technology
    • CTE Engineering

    Curriculum writers will revise the above curricula during the 2019-2020 school year.  The Dept. of Teaching and Learning anticipates these to be up for adoption by the School Board during the spring of 2020. Drafts of these revisions will be posted on the website as they become available, and can be located www.k12northstar.org/Page/8852 under the corresponding subject areas.

    2019-2020 Curriculum Research:

    • K-12 Mathematics
    • K-6 English/Language Arts Competencies

    Curriculum groups will begin researching the above curricula during the 2019-2020 school year. The Dept. of Teaching and Learning anticipates the curriculum revision to begin the following school year.

2019-2020 Meeting Dates

  • Curriculum Committee Meeting 2019-20 Meeting Calendar

    • Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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    • Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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    • Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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    • Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Tentative)
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    • Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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    • Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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    • Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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    • Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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    • Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Tentative)
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    All committee meetings will be held in the Administrative Office, 520 Fifth Avenue, Fairbanks

2018-19 Meeting Dates

2017-18 Meetings Dates

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    All committee meetings will be held in the Administrative Office, 520 Fifth Avenue, Fairbanks

     

Contact Information

Committee Members

  • Curriculum Committee (16 members)

    District Administration Chair
    Melanie Hadaway, Exec. Director of Teaching & Learning

    School Board
    Chrya Sanderson

    Teachers (2)
    Tara DeVaugh, Ben Eielson High
    Paula Addis, Pearl Creek Elementary

    Principals (1 elementary, 1 secondary)
    Allyson Nicholson, University Park Elementary
    Graham Storey, Lathrop High School

    Student
    Vacant

    Parents (3)
    Aimee Hart
    Sharon Hildebrand
    (Recruiting for 1 more parent member)

    At-Large Community Members (6)
    Earnst Kincade
    Earl Peterson
    Deborah Rinio
    Christina Sinclair
    Sue Wilkin
    (Recruiting for 1 more community member)

    Committee Staff Support
    Jennifer Morgan, Materials Development Specialist

Last Modified on August 16, 2019