The curriculum department works to create and provide a viable, standards aligned curriculum across all schools for all students.
The curriculum is kept current and is continuously improved through the implementation cycle which takes place over a six-year period of time. This cycle is followed to ensure curricular alignment with the Pennsylvania Core Standards. During the on-cycle process the curriculum is reviewed/ revised and submitted for approval. Additionally, a needs assessment is conducted to determine the resources needed to keep the curriculum up to date and standards aligned.
The Director of Curriculum and Instruction works with teachers to determine the professional development needs of the district and in turn provides the professional development. Additionally, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction creates the curriculum budget to ensure the district has the appropriate resources and prorfessional development opportunities needed to support the curriculum.
Classroom observations are conducted by the Director of C&I, throughout the year, to observe the curriculum "in action" in the classrooms.
The Donegal School District Curriculum Office is located at