Policy 6300 – Curriculum Development and Improvement

A prekindergarten through twelfth grade curriculum shall be established and maintained in accordance with state law, the needs of society, the local community, and the individual student.

The District’s academic content standards adopted by the School Board shall serve as the basis for all curriculum and instructional program development in the District.

A cyclical curriculum development process for all fields of study will provide a comprehensive evaluation of course content, an inclusive curriculum development process, a thoughtful implementation, revisions based on data, and time for program effectiveness to be realized. The cyclical curriculum development process includes three phases encompassing seven years of work. In Phase 2 the curriculum design team will determine the curriculum resources and professional learning needs that are critical to advance the curriculum development process to Phase 3. A budget assumption will be brought to the school board for approval annually during Phase 2.

Recommendation for additions or deletions to the established curriculum shall be reviewed by the chief academic officer and provided to the superintendent of schools and School Board for approval.


  • Wisconsin Statutes
    • Sections 118.01 (Educational goals and expectations)
    • 118.30 (Pupil assessment)
    • 120.13 (School board powers)
    • 121.02(1)(k) &(L) (Sequential curriculum plan and instruction) Wisconsin Administrative Code
    • PI 8.01(2)(k) & (l) Curriculum and Instruction


  • 6100, Mission, Vision, Core Values and Strategic Goals
  • 6310, Elementary School Curriculum
  • 6610, Selection of Instructional Materials
  • 6620, Library Resources
  • Board-Adopted Academic Standards

AFFIRMED: September 24, 1991


  • November 8, 1994
  • October 13, 1998
  • January 29, 2002
  • December 20, 2011
  • June 25, 2013
  • December 15, 2015
  • August 27, 2019
  • July 27, 2021

Rule 6300 – Curriculum Development and Improvement


Phase 1
Select High-Quality
Instructional Materials

The goal of Phase 1 is to select
materials that align with district
standards, support the vision of
high-quality instruction, and meet
the diverse needs of learners.

Phase 2
Prepare to Implement

The goal of Phase 2 is to create a
clear map for successful
curriculum implementation.

Phase 3
Teach and Learn

The goal of Phase 3 is to support
teachers and principals in using
curriculum to implement high
quality instruction and increase
student learning.

. Plan the process.
. Establish the vision.
. Develop the rubric and
prepare to review materials.
. Review, pilot, and select

· Procure materials.
. Set goals.
· Make a plan for scheduling.
pacing, and use.
. Make a plan for assessment.
. Establish a system to support
teachers and leaders.

. Support the use of
curriculum: train, plan, and
· Gather and analyze data.
· Celebrate and refine.

Adapted from Instruction Partners Curriculum Support Guide

Teaching and Learning
April 2021