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Board of Education Receives Presentation on Curriculum Review and Approval Process

Curriculum and Instruction

At the April 26, 2022 Board meeting, Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Andrea Woodring provided an overview of the process to develop, review and adopt curriculum in the Montville Township Public Schools.  The process is rooted in New Jersey Administrative Code and focused on the New Jersey Student Learning Standards that are adopted by the New Jersey State Board of Education.  Mrs. Woodring outlined the steps involved in curriculum development which begin with the appointment of district teachers, who are instructors in the content and the respective grade levels.  Proposed curriculum documents are reviewed by the subject area supervisor and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction prior to being submitted to the Board of Education's Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Committee for review.  Following the committee review, the document is made available to the community and placed on the agenda of a public Board meeting for approval.  Adopted curriculum documents are available for review on the district's website on the Curriculum and Instruction page. Mrs. Woodring's presentation also reviewed the requirements that must be addressed in the curriculum in order for the district to be fully compliant with New Jersey law,  She indicated that much of the information recently circulating on social media regarding the Comprehensive Health and Physical Education standards have not accurately reflected the information contained in the standards themselves.  Many of the sample lessons and topics shared on those platforms were drawn from curriculum resources provided on the New Jersey Department of Education's website.  The Montville Township Public Schools does not use "canned" curriculum.  The curriculum is developed by our own teachers.  A copy of the presentation can be viewed on the district website at: District Curriculum Presentation - April 26, 2022

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