ADF Commitment to Common Core
COMMITMENT TO COMMON CORE
Veazie School Department hereby adopts Maine’s system of Common Core. The Common Core system is intended to serve as a foundation for education reform and to promote and provide assessment of student learning, accountability and equity. The Veazie School Committee recognizes that the legislative intent of the Common Core system is to provide children with schools that reflect high expectations and create conditions where these expectations can be met.
The Committee understands that implementation of the Common Core system and the mandate to provide all students with equitable opportunities to meet the content standards of the system of Common Core have broad implications for the school unit, including curriculum, budget, professional development, student assessment, professional evaluation, and graduation requirements. Therefore, the Committee is committed to examining its policies and school system practices to ensure that they are consistent with the intent and goals of the Common Core system. This will require a concerted and coordinated effort involving the Committee, the Superintendent, administrators, teachers, parents, students, and the community.
The Committee directs the Superintendent to develop a plan and timeline for implementing the Common Core system and any appropriate administrative procedures. The Committee further directs the Superintendent to report to the Committee on a regular basis not less than annually on progress toward implementing the Common Core system.
Legal Reference: 20-A MRSA §§ 1001(6), 6208-6209
L.D. 1536, Chapter 51 Resolves
Ch. 127 § 3 (ME Dept. of Ed. Rule)