The Committee expects that the best available strategies for bringing about learning be employed in the schools. The Superintendent is expected to keep abreast of new and promising instructional ideas and practices developed in schools throughout the nation and to apply those that have potential for improving the learning program in the district’s schools.
The Melrose Public Schools will maintain a professional educational climate that is conducive to rational thought, inquiry, and respect for the dignity of the individual. This climate will allow for all students to access the curriculum equally, and will support the teaching and learning of the 21st century skills necessary for college and career readiness.
All teaching activities and presentations will support specific educational purposes, including employing guest speakers, the showing of media materials, individual and team assignments, and teaching lectures and will comply with state and federal law and regulation and Committee policy.
Nothing in this policy will limit a parent/guardian’s right to file a complaint to challenge the use of a teaching activity or presentation.
MSC first vote: 11/18/14
MSC second vote: 12/9/14