BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
The basic instructional program shall include all those courses of instruction required by the Education Law, the Rules of the Board of Regents and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education as well as such other courses and programs which the Board of Education determines to be beneficial to the students of the district, within the restrictions imposed by limited district resources.
This policy provides each student regardless of his occupational choice, with the opportunity to acquire the basic skills, knowledges, attitudes and understanding needed for living in a democracy.
This policy should ensure that students have the opportunity to develop intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities and aesthetic appreciation in the school years in such a manner that they will be used throughout a lifetime.
Cross-ref: 4319, Science and Math Instruction
Ref: Education Law §§801; 802; 803; 804; 804-a; 806; 808; 3204
8 NYCRR §§100.1 et seq.; 108.1; 135.4(c)
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: March 19, 2003