The educational program of the Salem R-80 School District will provide for both formal studies to
meet the general academic needs of students, as well as opportunities for individual students to
develop specific talents and interests in the performing arts, practical arts, vocational-technical
education and other specialized fields.
The various instructional programs offered by the district will be developed with the view toward
maintaining a balanced and sequential curriculum that will serve the educational needs of all school-aged children in the district. The curriculum will also meet requirements established by state law,
the Missouri State Board of Education and/or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education. A written curriculum guide for all subject areas will be developed by the staff and
reviewed and approved by the Board.
The Board of Education is committed to educational excellence through the development of
communication and computational skills among the district's students. The Board will adopt specific
requirements to ensure that high school graduates are sufficiently competent in these important skills.
The instructional program will also provide a planned sequence in the language arts, social studies,
the sciences, fine arts, industrial and practical arts, health and safety education, vocational-technical
education and physical education. At all levels, provisions will be made for a wide range of
individual differences in student abilities and learning rates through the use of a variety of materials,
adjustments in programs, and courses adapted to special needs of students.
The ultimate aim of the instructional program will be the development of proficiency in each pupil's
ability to read well, write legibly, spell accurately, listen attentively, speak clearly, think critically,
use basic mathematical/computational skills, observe carefully, solve problems, participate
effectively in groups, keep healthy, enjoy aesthetic experiences, and develop interest in and/or start
Any instructional program which is required by state or federal law will be provided to students, and
procedures will be developed to ensure requirements are met.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Last Revised: 02/21/2002
Cross Refs: AD, School District Mission
Legal Refs: §§ 161.102, 167.268, 168.171, 170.011, .015, .041, RSMo.
Mo. Const. Art. 1, §§ 5-7
Salem R-80 School District, Salem, Missouri
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