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 910.2 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.
- 11-12 ELA Curriculum, Draft Four
- Summary of Changes to 11-12 ELA Curriculum
- Proposed Reading Lists for 11-12 ELA (Books which have not been previously approved are noted as new on the list, and will undergo a vetting process before being moved forward towards adoption.)
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 email@example.com.Curriculum ResearchDuring 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
Board Curriculum Committee Membership
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
For information on the FNSBSD's adopted curriculum, please select from the subject areas listed below.
Curriculum adoptions are as follows:
- Art: (K-12) 2017
- Career & Technical Education (CTE): (7-12) 2012-2019
- English/Language Arts (ELA): (K-6) 2011; Learner Objectives (K-6) 2014; (7-10) 2020
- Health: (K-12) 2016
- Mathematics: (K-8) 2014; (9-12) 2015
- Music: (K-12) 2017
- Physical Education: (K-12) 2016
- Science: (K-12) 2016
- Social Studies: (K-12) 2020
- World Languages: (K-12) 2018