7410 - Basic Instructional Program


The Grand Island Public Schools adopts, at minimum, a basic instructional program that shall include the courses required for each grade level by the Nebraska Department of Education.

The basic weekly instructional program of students enrolled in the elementary grades shall incorporate reading and language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, health, physical education, art, and music. Writing skills shall be incorporated in all curricular areas. The district shall consider elementary grades to be all grades PK-5.

The basic yearly instructional program of students enrolled in the middle grades shall incorporate reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, health, art, music, and physical education. Writing skills shall be incorporated in all curricular areas. Exploratory experiences shall incorporate career education, foreign language, and technology education. The district shall consider middle grades to be all grades 6-8.

The basic instructional program of students enrolled in the high school grades shall consist of, at a minimum of, language arts, social science, mathematics, science, world language, career education, personal health and physical fitness, and visual and performing arts. Writing skills shall be incorporated in all curricular areas. The instructional program shall include technology education. The district shall consider high school grades to be grades 9-12.

Each instructional program shall be carefully planned for optimal benefit taking into consideration the financial condition of the district and other factors deemed relevant by the superintendent. Each instructional program's plan should describe the program, its goals, the effective materials, the activities and the method for student evaluation.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations stating the required courses and optional courses for the elementary, middle and high school grade programs.

Legal Reference:
NDE Rule 10
20 U.S.C. § 1232h (1994)
34 C.F.R. Pt. 98 (1996)

Policy Adopted 3-5-84
Policy Reviewed 10-22-03
Policy Reviewed: 04.11.2019

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