Curriculum Task Force Hits The Books
It’s the Bethel group in charge of determining which subjects need new classroom textbooks, which subjects should get new textbooks first, and when those new textbooks should be purchased.
The Curriculum Adoption Task Force was created after voters approved the Bethel bond measure to pay for new textbooks.
The Task Force, made up of Bethel staff members from every level, studied how long it’s been since each subject adopted new textbooks.
They also examined the Oregon Department of Education’s textbook adoption cycle, and Bethel’s student test scores broken down by subject.
The Curriculum Adoption Task Force will forward its recommendations to the District’s Curriculum Committee, which will determine the precise books to adopt for Bethel students.