Board Curriculum Committee

  • 2020 - 2021 Meeting Schedule

    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 910.2 states that reports on pilot program results may be presented to the BCC, and AR 910.3 establishes that revised curricula will be presented to the BCC.

     

    BCC Bylaws (The BCC was recently changed from an administrative committee to a board committee.  Therefore, the bylaws will be updated in the fall.)

     

    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

  • 2020-2021 Curriculum Revision
    English/Language Arts:  In the spring os 2019, the FNSBSD began the research and review stage for the secondary English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum. The School Board adopted the curriculum for grades 7-10, English Language Learners, and high school ELA electives on April 21, 2020. The district is still revising the ELA curriculum for grades 11-12. Teaching and Learning plans to present the proposed 11-12 curriculum to the School Board in the fall of 2020. For more information, visit the 
    FNSB Board of Education website.  

     

    CTE Aviation:  West Valley High School is piloting a new course for the 2020-21 school year titled Private Pilot Ground School.  Teaching and Learning is collaborating with the CTE department to begin research on new Aviation curriculum.  Please check back at a later date for additional information.

     

    If you have questions or comments, please email jennifer.morgan@k12northstar.org.

      

     

    Curriculum Research
    During the 2019-2020 school year, curriculum groups researched the curricula listed below, with the plan to begin revising it during the 2020-2021 school year.  Due to the need for social distancing during COVID-19, the curriculum revision has been paused.  Please check back at a later date for more information.
    • K-12 Mathematics
    • CTE Information Technology

Contact Information

Committee Members

  • Board Curriculum Committee Membership
    (16 members)

    School Board Member Chair:

    • Chrya Sanderson, Board Clerk


    District Administrator Support:

    • Melanie Hadaway, Executive Director of Teaching & Learning


    FPA Representatives (1 Elementary, 1 Secondary):

    • Teresa Lesage, Principal at Crawford
    • Carly Sween, Principal at Lathrop


    FEA Representatives (1 Elementary, 1 Secondary):

    • Maxine Dibert, Teacher at Denali
    • Patrick Frymark, Teacher at North Pole Middle


    Student Representative (1):

    • To Be Determined


    Parent Representatives (3):

    • Ashley Powe
    • Tamara Roselius
    • Jenn Wagaman


    At-Large Community Members (6):

    • Marilyn Buchanan
    • Michael Campbell
    • Nicholas Graves
    • Deborah Rinio
    • Harmony Tomaszewski
    • Sue Wilkin


    Committee Staff Support
    Jennifer Morgan, Materials Development Specialist

2020-2021 Board Curriculum Committee Meeting Schedule

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