Boulder Valley School District

IFB-E2

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File: IFB-E2 (pdf)
Adopted:  September 10, 1980
Revised: February 28, 1985



REQUEST FOR NEW COURSES OR MAJOR MODIFICATIONS OF EXISTING PROGRAMS

These requests to develop must be approved by the Board no later than the prior  December for September implementation or the prior April for January implementation. This form must be completed and submitted to the appropriate administrator in the Division of Instruction by October 15 or March 15 in order to make those Board approval deadlines. Other deadlines of the Division of Instruction may apply and are available from that office. Those deadlines relate to textbook and materials selection and adoption, inservice requests, and budget requests.

PROPOSED TITLE OF NEW COURSE OR PROGRAM:

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PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER: ______________________________________________

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED MODIFICATION:
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IS THIS A PILOT PROJECT (experimental or alternative)? [See Policy IFB]

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(If an alternative program, append operational Plan B from Administrative Guidelines)

TARGET POPULATION: ____________________________________________________

SUBJECT, CONTENT, OR METHODOLOGICAL EMPHASIS: __________________________

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GRADE LEVEL(S) AFFECTED: ________________________________________________

DURATION OF COURSE: (e.g., semester, 12 weeks, year): _________________________

SCHOOL(S) INVOLVED AS INIATORS(S): ________________________________________

SCHOOL(S) INVOLVED IN IMPLEMENTATION: ___________________________________

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CONTACT PERSON(S) AT CENTRAL OFFICE: ____________________________________

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Step 1. RATIONALE AND DEFINITION OF NEED: Please answer the questions below.

a. What is the rationale for the modification or development of the new program or course or for the modification of the existing program?

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b. Describe relevant student needs and indicate how and by whom they were identified.

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c. What opportunities for students already exist in this are? How has the school or District attempted to meet this need in the past?

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Step II. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

a. How will this proposal forward the attainment of existing District educational or curricular goals? Be specific, e.g. Board Educational goals, Subject Area goals, or other adopted criteria for curriculum.

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b. What are the goals and major objectives of this proposed course or program?

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c. Which objectives classify this course as “essential” or “desirable”? (For secondary courses only.)

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d. Describe the proposed evaluation design, including what will be comparatively analyzed.

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e. What impacts on other aspects of the educational program are likely to occur if this proposal is implemented?

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Step III. EQUITY AND ACCESS (for alternatives):

a. How is it assured that the alternative will be an option for a cross-section of students in the school, geographic area, or District?

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b. How will those who wish to enroll in the alternative be selected?

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c. Is transportation a limiting factor? Describe the problem.

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d. Are there any other factors that will limit access?

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Step IV. RESOURCE NEEDS AND TIMELINES:

a. Development: Estimate additional resource needs for full development.

Personnel needs (teachers or teacher hours) __________________________________

Dollar needs (for consultants, materials) _____________________________________

How much total time for development? (in days, weeks, months) _________________

b. Implementation: Estimate additional resource needs for implementation.

Basic materials need _________ $ ___________ Equipment ________ $ ___________

Personnel needs _________ $_________ Inservice _________$_________

c. Any other costs associated with development or implementation: _______________

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d. Evaluation: Estimate additional resource needs for designing and conducting an evaluation:

Personnel needs __________________________     Dollars ____________________

Materials (questionnaires, tests) ________________________ Dollars ______________

Data Analysis and Report _______________________  Dollars ____________________

Step V. ENDORSEMENTS*:

Initiator(s): _______________________________________ Date __________________

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Recommended action: (approval, Forward, Return for information, Disapproval)

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Principal(s) (where appropriate): ____________________________ Date ____________

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Recommended action: ____________________________________________________

Coordinator(s) or Resource teacher(s) (Where appropriate): (Signature indicates Representative Council review and recommendation):

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Date of Council Review: __________________________________

Recommended action: _____________________________________________________

Other appropriate advisory group representative:

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Recommended action by group: _____________________________________________

(This form should go directly to the Division of Instruction.)

Step VI. APPROVAL:

Executive Director(s) of Instruction:

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Deputy Superintendent: ______________________________  Date ________________

Forwarded to Board for Approval         Date ______________________________

*NOTE: INITIATOR SHOULD SUBMIT THIS COMPLETED AND ENDORSED FORM TO THE APPROPRIATE ADMINISTRATOR IN THE DIVISION OF INSTRUCTION BY OCTOBER 15 FOR DECEMBER BOARD APPROVAL AND BY APRIL 15 FOR MAY BOARD APPROVAL.

End of File: IFB-E2