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IGA Curriculum Development and Adoption




The School Committee will rely on its professional staff to design and implement a curriculum that is consistent with the goals of the Gardner Public Schools, and that meets standards established by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.


The Superintendent of Schools has the authority to approve new curriculum initiatives and courses of study that have been thoroughly reviewed and support the Massachusetts Common Core Curriculum State Standards and the district’s educational goals. The School Committee will consider and officially adopt new initiatives and courses when they constitute an extensive alteration in curriculum content or methodology.


The School Committee will be informed during any process that considers curriculum change and will receive reports on changes under consideration. The School Committee’s acceptance of these reports, including listings of courses of study in the high school and middle school, will constitute its adoption of the curriculum for official purposes.




[Adopted: May 10, 1999]

[Revised: March 2003]

[Revised:  April 8, 2013]




M.G.L. 71:1, 69:1E

603 CMR 26:05



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