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6156 Instructional Planning, Scheduling


Northfield, New Jersey Monitored Mandated
Policy X Other Reasons

The Superintendent of Schools and staff shall keep abreast of developing technologies and teaching methodologies, investigating those likely to be of benefit to district students, and recommending them for board consideration.

The Northfield Board of Education recognizes that district students vary in learning styles and in ability. Therefore, the Superintendent of Schools shall ensure that teaching staff adapt their instructional methods and arrangements to meet identified student needs and encourage maximum individual progress.

The Superintendent of Schools shall ensure that district personnel, time and facilities are used in such a way as to provide the most favorable learning environment for all students, thus fostering achievement of district goals, objectives and standards.

Because the board believes that students can learn better and faster when the skills learned in one discipline are integrated into another, programs, projects and units of study shall be encouraged that require the use of reading, writing and mathematics skills in conjunction with other areas of study, such as music, art, science, etc. The board also encourages programs that call on various skill levels of several grades in one discipline, such as musical presentations, science fairs, and other similar efforts.

Every effort should be made to further district affirmative action/equity goals in developing instructional arrangements.

The board directs that instruction be planned and scheduled in such a way that there is minimum disruption of the school day, including movement between classes and conflicting activities.

Nonpublic School Students

Required instructional services shall be delivered to nonpublic school students in facilities that are acceptable and convenient to staff and students.

NJSBA Review/Update: December 2009; December 2010 Adopted: October 24, 2011

Key Words

Instructional Planning, Instructional Scheduling, Scheduling

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:33-1 District to furnish suitable facilities; adoption of courses of study

  1. 18A:46-19.5 Services to students in non public schools
  2. 18A:46A-5 Consent of parent or guardian; location
  3. 6A:8-1.1 et seq. Standards and Assessments
  4. 6A:14-1.1 et seq. Special Education
  5. 6A:15-1.1 et seq. Bilingual Education
  6. 6A:26-12.1 et seq. Operation and Maintenance of Facilities

Agostini v. Felton, 521 U.S. 203 (1997), overruling Aguilar v. Felton, 473 U.S. 402 (1985)



Cross References: *2224 Nondiscrimination/affirmative action *4113/4114 Assignment; transfer *5145.4 Equal educational opportunity *5200 Nonpublic school students *6010 Goals and objectives

6130 Organizational plan

6141.4 Independent study *6142.2 English as a second language; bilingual/bicultural *6151 Class size

6152 Grouping *6171.2 Gifted and talented *6171.4 Special education

*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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