Curriculum 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 membership position.

    If you are interested in serving on the Curriculum Committee, please fill out the the online application at  

    Submit the paper version of this application to:
    FNSBSD Administrative Center
    Dept. of Teaching & Learning
    520 Fifth Avenue
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    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 CC, and AR 910.3 establishes that revised curricula will be presented to the CC.

    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

    The FNSBSD is currently revising the English Language Arts curriculum for grades 11-12.  Teaching and Learning plans to present the proposed curriculum to the School Board in the fall of 2020. For more information, visit the FNSB Board of Education website.  


    If you have questions or comments, please email


    2019-2020 Curriculum Research:

    • K-12 Mathematics
    • K-6 English/Language Arts Competencies
    • CTE Information Technology

    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 Curriculum Committee Meetings

  • Curriculum Committee 2019-20 Meeting Calendar




    • CANCELLED - Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 


    • CANCELLED - Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.                             


    • Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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    • CANCELLED - Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    • CANCELLED - Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


    • CANCELLED - Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 


    All committee meetings will be held at 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, Board Clerk

    Teachers (1 elementary, 1 secondary)
    Patrick Frymark, North Pole Middle School
    Maxine Dibert, Denali Elementary School

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

    Christian Bolton, Ben Eielson High School

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

    At-Large Community Members (6)
    Michael Campbell
    Earnst Kincade
    Earl Peterson
    Deborah Rinio
    Christina Sinclair
    Sue Wilkin

    Committee Staff Support
    Jennifer Morgan, Materials Development Specialist

Last Modified on May 15, 2020