Instruction - Philosophy and Goals

Number: 6:15   School Accountability
School Accountability

Instruction - Educational Calendar and Organization

Number: 6:20   School Year Calendar and Day
" Summary: The school calendar shall have a minimum of 185 days to ensure 176 days of student attendance. The Board of Education shall establish the length of the school day."

Number: 6:30   Organization of Instruction
" Summary: The District has instructional levels for grades Early Childhood through 8th Grade. For instructional purposes, students may be placed in groups that do not follow grade level designations."

Instruction - Curriculum

Number: 6:40   Curriculum Development
Summary: The Superintendent shall recommend a comprehensive curriculum that is aligned with the District's educational philosophy and goals, student needs, and State and Federal requirements.

Number: 6:50   School Wellness
Summary: Good nutrition and physical activity shall be promoted in the District's educational programs, school activities, and meal programs. The community is invited to provide suggestions and comments concerning the development, implementation, and improvement of the school wellness policy.

Number: 6:55   Child Sexual Abuse
Summary: To prevent and raise awareness about child sexual abuse, the District will: educate students through an age appropriate curriculum; train school personnel; provide educational information to parents/guardians; identify available counseling and resources for students; and provide emotional and educational support for students.

Number: 6:60   Curriculum Content
Summary: Each grade level shall contain instruction on subjects required by Federal and State laws and regulations.

Number: 6:65   Student Social and Emotional Development
Summary: Social and emotional learning shall be incorporated into the District's curriculum and other educational programs consistent with the District's mission and the goals and benchmarks of the Illinois Learning Standards.

Number: 6:70   Teaching About Religions
Summary: The study of religions shall be treated as an academic subject and may be included in the curriculum as it relates to geography, history, culture, and development of ethnic groups.

Number: 6:80   Teaching About Controversial Issues
Summary: Presentations and discussions of controversial or sensitive topics shall be age appropriate, consistent with the curriculum, informative, respectful of the rights and opinions of everyone, and not contain profanity or slander.

Number: 6:100   Using Animals in the Educational Program
Summary: Animals may be brought into school buildings for educational purposes provided the animal is appropriately cared for. Dissection of dead animals shall be allowed when it is a pertinent part of the curriculum.

Instruction - Special Programs

Number: 6:110   Tutoring
Summary: Teachers may serve as a private tutor for hire.

Number: 6:112   Education of Children with Disabilities
Summary: A free and appropriate public education shall be provided to all children with disabilities enrolled in the District, as required by State and Federal laws and regulations.

Number: 6:120   Exhibit-Notice to Parents/Guardians Regarding Section 504 Rights
Exhibit-Notice to Parents/Guardians Regarding Section 504 Rights

Number: 6:120E   Program for the Gifted
Program for the Gifted

Number: 6:130   Education of Homeless Children
Summary: A homeless child may attend the District school that the child attended when permanently housed or in which the child was last enrolled. A homeless child living in any school attendance area may attend that area school.

Number: 6:140   Migrant Students
Summary: The Superintendent shall develop a program to meet the needs of migrant children. Parents of migrant students shall be involved in the program.

Number: 6:145   Home and Hospital Instruction
Summary: A student who is absent from school for an extended period of time because of a medical condition may be eligible for instruction provided in the student's home or hospital.

Number: 6:150   English Language Learners
Summary: The Superintendent shall develop and maintain a program for English Language Learners that will comply with State and Federal laws and regulations, identify students with limited English proficiency, and assist English Language Learners to achieve English proficiency.

Number: 6:160   Title I Programs
Summary: The District shall pursue Title I funding to supplement instructional services and activities to improve the educational opportunities of educationally disadvantaged students.

Number: 6:170   Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities
Summary: The Superintendent must approve extracurricular or co-curricular activities to be considered District-sponsored. Participating students must satisfy all academic requirements and comply with the student conduct code and activity's rules.

Number: 6:190   Instructional Materials
Summary: District classrooms will be equipped with a wide assortment of instructional materials which should enhance quality learning experiences for students.

Instruction - Instructional Resources

Number: 6:210   Instructional Materials
Summary: District classrooms will be equipped with a wide assortment of instructional materials which should enhance quality learning experiences for students.

Number: 6:225   Technology and Social Media for Instructional Purposes
Summary: Technologies used by educators to engage and motivate student learning must meet the District's standards and expectations.

Number: 6:230   Library Media Program
Summary: The library media program shall comply with State law and rules and District standards. It is important for students and staff to have access coextensive non-fiction and fiction resources encompassing print and digital formats as well as other media to expand student content knowledge and support student cognitive and cultural development.

Number: 6:235   Access to Electronic Networks
Summary: The District's electronic network is a part of, and shall be consistent with, the curriculum. Use of the District's electronic network shall be in support of education or research or for legitimate school business purpose.

Number: 6:240   Field Trips and Recreational Class Trips
Summary: Field trips must have the Principal or designee prior approval and are permissible when the experience is part of the school curriculum or contributes to the District's educational objectives.

Number: 6:250   Volunteers
Summary: The Superintendent shall establish procedures for screening volunteers and other nonemployees who are visiting. Volunteers may be used for non-teaching duties under the supervision of a licensed teacher or district employee at all times.

Number: 6:260   Complaints About Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Programs
Summary: Complaints about the curriculum, instructional materials, and programs shall be made in writing.

Instruction - Achievement

Number: 6:280   Grading and Promotion
Summary: Students are promoted based on successful completion of the curriculum, attendance, and performances on standardized assessments. Classroom teachers are responsible for evaluating students and determining grades.

Number: 6:290   Homework
Summary: Homework is designed to further a student's educational development and is an application of a classroom experience.

Number: 6:340   Student Testing and Assessment Program
Summary: The Superintendent shall oversee the student assessment program. Overall student assessment data will be reported on the District's annual report card.