District Curriculum Council
The Greenwich Public Schools PK-12 Curriculum Council is a standing committee charged with supporting the phases of curriculum development, review and renewal as outlined in the district Curriculum Services Handbook. The Council engages in collaborative decision making to:
- Determine the need for curricular review and renewal
- Review current educational trends and research
- Review and advise on instructional practices and approaches to curriculum
- Review instructional physical and digital resources
- Advise on implementation and communication plans
The Council meets monthly to ensure that all learners (adult and student) are engaged in learning through a rigorous, inter-disciplinary, meaningful, yet flexible curriculum designed to prepare them for college, work and the world, inclusive of and aligned with State and National Standards and the GPS Vision of the Graduate.
This GPS PK-12 Curriculum Council Process and Procedure communication outlines the rationale, roles and responsibilities, and structure for evaluating, selecting, developing, implementing and communicating the curriculum in the Greenwich Public School District.
The three key components of this system include:
- Curriculum Council, a standing body of stakeholders representative of the district;
- Curriculum Cadres, charged with carrying engaging in the evaluation, selection, development or renewal based on the specific curriculum phase of development and improvement; and
- Board of Education Liaisons, elected board representatives as advisors to the council
All work of the PK-12 Curriculum Council supports C.G.S. 10-220, 10-221 and GPS Policies and procedures outlined in policy 6120, 6140, 6141, and 6142 and aligned regulations.