In 2017-18, school leaders will be able to opt-in or decline to opt-in to the following district-supported curriculum and aligned professional learning options:
Receiving/Ordering Curriculum Materials
Opt-In: Schools that have opted-in to district curricular resources can expect to receive materials prior to the end of the 16-17 school year. Curriculum & Instruction will be in touch to finalize student and teacher counts.
Decline to Opt-In: The flexibility team will be in touch to schedule a transition meeting for schools who have declined to opt-in to the district-supported curriculum.
Devolvement Funds will be deposited into school budgets during Fall Adjustment 2017. In March, finance will communicate the amounts that schools can expect to receive so that they can budget and plan accordingly. Schools may purchase replacement resources with their 2016-17 budget knowing that these costs will be offset once devolvement funds are received in during fall adjustment 2017.
Schools that have declined to opt-in to district curricular resources can work with strategic sourcing to order materials. Curriculum & Instruction will be connecting schools with one another, as well as with strategic sourcing/vendors based on the identified replacement resource. Schools can then work together in terms of purchasing and implementation strategies. Please note that when curriculum includes online resources that require student data, the school may be required to get parent consent before sharing student data, per district guidance.
Registering for Professional Learning
Opt-In: Teachers at schools that have opted-in to district professional learning will need to register for summer PD. Registration information will be in March. If a school has declined district professional learning for one or more curriculum areas, teachers in that grade band/content area should not register for PD as this will be facilitated by the school.
Decline to Opt-In: If a school has declined district professional learning for one or more curriculum areas, teachers in that grade band/content area should not register for PD as this will be facilitated by the school. In accordance with the DCTA 90 day rule, you must communicate to your teachers by March 3rd the dates of any required professional learning that fall outside of the required contract year, or in alignment with your innovation plan, if applicable.