Role of the Curriculum Council
- Attend Council Meeting - There are four morning meetings each school year. The agendas of these meetings center on presentations and discussion of current curriculum and school improvement initiatives and issues, and textbook adoption.
- Develop a Working Knowledge of Curriculum Goals, Trends, and Issues.
- Network with Supervisors to Communicate Local Concerns and Issues Regarding Curriculum and School Improvement.
- Communicate Curriculum Trends and Issues with Individual Parents, Parent Groups, and the Home School.
- Review and Recommend Instructional Materials Proposed for Adoption. - Theses materials have been recommended by content area supervisors as content and level appropriate. Therefore, Council members review materials for the following factors:
- Language usage and illustrations consistent with community standards.
- Accurate recognition of minorities and ethnic groups.
- Avoidance of stereotypes.
- As Needed, Provide Input and Response to the Superintendent Regarding Issues Facing Carroll County in its Challenge to Bring about Continuous School Improvement.
Meeting Dates & Times
For school year 2018-2019, the Curriculum Council will meet from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. on November 2 (snow date - Nov. 30), January 11 (snow date - Jan. 18), March 1 (snow date - March 15), and May 10, in Fellowship Hall at Ascension Church in downtown Westminster. Textbooks and instructional materials submitted for adoption may be reviewed during March and April, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Resources at the Central Office.
Curriculum Council Membership List
Click here to see the list of Instructional Materials being considered for Approval/Adoption for 2019-2020
Click here to complete Comment Card for materials currently being reviewed for approval
Elementary Approved Instructional Materials
Middle School Approved Instructional Materials
High School Approved Instructional Materials