G1 - Curriculum Development & Coordination

Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Policy

SECTION:       INSTRUCTION                                                                    CODE: G1 



The Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Board recognizes its responsibility for the improvement and growth of the educational program of the schools. For the purposes of this policy, the curriculum is defined as all planned learning activities within the District's jurisdiction. The Supervisory Union Board shall coordinate the PK-12 curricula for all schools in the Supervisory Union.


The School Board delegates the direct responsibility for developing, coordinating, and evaluating the curriculum to the Superintendent as the educational leader of the District. The Superintendent and/or his/her designee shall establish procedures to ensure effective participation of all professional staff members, students as appropriate to their level of maturity, parents, and others who have a direct interest in the curriculum and shall make recommendations to the School Board. The Superintendent and/or his/her designee shall insure that the curriculum is consistent with the written goals and objectives of the educational program as approved by the Board and that it is aligned with the Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities and consistent with Vermont School Quality Standards.


Any addition to, deletion, or revision of a program within the curriculum shall be approved by the Board before it is implemented. The Superintendent and/or his/her designee may conduct pilot programs with prior Board approval.


The Superintendent and/or his/her designee shall conduct systematic evaluations of all programs within the curriculum and periodically report the results to the Board.

Date Revised/Adopted:    December, 2006 

Legal Reference(s): 

16 V.S.A. §261a (1) (Duties of supervisory union boards)

16 V.S.A. §242 (Duties of superintendents)

State Board of Education Rules & Practices §§ 2120.8.2.3

(Curriculum Leadership); 2122.2 (Alignment) 

Cross Reference:  

Professional Development (D2) 

Educator Supervision and Evaluation: Probationary Teachers (D4) 

Student Assessment (F22) 

Local Action Plan (G8) 

School Community Relations (H1) 

Parental Involvement (H2)