Instructional Materials Policy survey

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Instructional Materials Policy survey due May 6

OSD students, families, staff and community members are invited to complete an Instructional Materials Policy survey by May 6, 2022.


Instructional Materials include course design and course code approvals, curriculum across all content areas and grade-levels spanning digital applications and physical curricular supports, and assessments to support learning and instruction.



Our district board of directors and superintendent's office have been leading efforts around Equity Policy Development. While this long-term, sustainable work is taking place, our board has made it clear it will not wait to charge our district with moving forward as equity opportunities are unveiled.


Based on a data dive during the March 3, 2022 Board Work Study, our district was charged with updating Instructional Materials Policy 2020 and ensuring involvement of stakeholders in the process.


We Value Your Voice!
Please complete this survey by May 6, 2022. We are seeking feedback from all OSD employees, families, students and community members.


OSD has communicated directly with district educators about opportunities to engage in focus groups around this topic. An update including the details and lessons learned will be shared at the May 12, 2022 board meeting. There will also be an update on the process and lessons learned from stakeholders.


Current Policy 2020
Our current Policy 2020 and procedures related to 2020 are on the OSD Board Policies and Procedures webpage. Policy 2020 was last updated in 2020 and serves as a foundation to charting a course for Teaching & Learning to partner with stakeholders for evaluating instructional materials (curriculum, assessment, course design & course offerings, etc.) and partnering on action plans moving forward in the interest of student success.


Purpose of Policy
The purpose of board-adopted policies is outlined on our Board Policy Review webpage. Policies are "essentially the governing documents by which the Olympia School District operates" and "are based on laws and regulations." Procedures are developed by administrative staff to implement board-adopted policies.


Leadership & Timeline
These Policy 2020 update efforts are being led by Chief Academic Officer Hannah Gbenro in partnership with leaders across the Teaching & Learning Team, schools and community.


Learning from stakeholders is anticipated to conclude the evening of May 10. The data collected will then be analyzed to influence updates to Policy 2020, Procedure 2020 and/or action plans that will launch after recommendations are made to the board.


The first reading of the updated Policy 2020 is scheduled for the May 12, 2022 school board meeting. A full, high-level timeline is included in the Policy 2020 Update, Project Charter (Action Plan).


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