Board Curriculum Committee

  • The Board Curriculum Committee (BCC) is established in accordance with Policy 236.1 (School Board Committees to Advise Administration and the School Board) and Policy 910 (Curriculum Development).  Administrative Regulation (AR) 236.1 details the structure of school board committees, AR 910 outlines the process for curriculum development, AR 910.1 states a review of current needs and relevant educational research must be conducted prior to curriculum revision, and AR 910.3 establishes that revised curricula will be presented to the BCC.

     

     

    On a six-year schedule, the school district updates curricula – one or two subjects each year. It's important to the FNSBSD 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 Revision Process

  •   The FNSBSD curriculum process, outlined in Administrative Regulations 910 Appendix A, is on a six-year cycle and includes the following stages:  research and review, develop and define, implement, and measure-refine-revise.  The research and review stage begins with community input, and a research group meets to complete an in-depth study of the current curriculum to determine its effectiveness, research current trends in curriculum content and pedagogy, and to begin developing competencies.  Then, during the develop and define stage, curriculum writers review this work and start draft one.  Each draft goes out for public comment and the writers review and consider all comments and suggestions.  After there is a general consensus on the curriculum proposal, a final draft is submitted to the Board Curriculum Committee for a recommendation and the School Board for adoption.  Once the curriculum is adopted, it is implemented in the schools, usually the next school year, and professional development is provided as needed.  Finally, the curriculum enters the measure, refine, and revise stage during years four through six.  

    Curriculum Cycle 

     

    2022-23 Research & Review Stage 

    During the 2022-23 school year, the district will begin the research and review stage for the following content areas:

    • Health
    • Physical Education
    • Science

    K-12 teachers from across the district will meet several times to engage in an in-depth study of the current curricula, determine the overall effectiveness of it, research current trends in curriculum and pedagogy, and draft competencies.  The goal is to complete the develop and define stage in 2023-34 and revise these curricula.  


Contact Information

Committee Members

  • Board Curriculum Committee Membership
    (17 members)

    School Board Member Chair:

    • April Smith, Board Vice President


    District Administrator Support:

    • Chane Beam, Executive Director of Teaching & Learning


    FPA Representatives (1 Elementary, 1 Secondary):

    • Vacant
    • Vacant


    FEA Representatives (1 Elementary, 1 Secondary):

    • Vacant
    • Vacant

    Student Representative (1):

    • Vacant

     

    Tribal Consultation Representative (1):

    • Vacant


    Parent Representatives (3):

    • Elizabeth Greninger
    • Vacant
    • Vacant


    At-Large Community Members (6):

    • Joyce Harris
    • Earnest Kincade
    • Jeffrey Porter
    • Vacant
    • Vacant
    • Vacant


    Committee Staff Support
    Jennifer Morgan, Materials Development Specialist


2022-23 Board Curriculum Committee Meeting Schedule

Last Modified on September 16, 2022