The Wilkes County Board of Education welcomes new and innovative ideas in curriculum as additional opportunities to achieve the goals and objectives of the educational program. The school district and individual schools are encouraged to pursue innovative programs and to take advantage of community resources in order to enhance and enrich the learning process. In addition, the Board of Education believes that parental involvement is vital to the development and implementation of new programs and encourages the school district and schools to actively involve parents in innovative projects.
The Board of Education encourages schools to use resources in the community, including businesses, which can effectively contribute to the advancement of educational goals. Resource persons in the community may be used in the classroom to help with teaching the prescribed curriculum.
Pilot programs may be initiated by any school subject to the approval of the Board of Education. If the program will modify the curriculum, the proposal must first be submitted to the curriculum committee in accordance with Board of Education policy 3100, Curriculum Development.
All pilot projects and educational programs will follow state and federal laws and regulations. Parents and guardians of children in the applicable programs which are federally funded have the right to inspect all instructional materials used in connection with such programs.
The superintendent will develop administrative regulations, as necessary, to implement this policy.
Legal References: 20 U.S.C. 1232h (Supp. 1995); G.S. 115C-36, -47; G.S. 115C, art. 16
Cross References: Goals and Objectives of the Educational Program (policy 3000), Curriculum Development (policy 3100), School Improvement Plan (policy 3430)
Adopted: January 9, 2006