During the 2011-12 school year, the Marlborough Public Schools embarked on several ambitious efforts. One was the development of a curriculum framework and subsequent curriculum alignment work. This process will provide Marlborough with a guaranteed and viable curriculum for all students when completed. The efforts align with the Commonwealth's adoption of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics and Literacy.
Another effort is the evaluation, selection, tailoring and implementation of a districtwide anti-bullying curriculum. Legislation passed in May 2010 requires that school districts provide age-appropriate instruction on bullying prevention in each grade level. The curriculum must be evidence-based, and it must be incorporated into the overall curriculum of the school district. Marlborough is implementing its new anti-bullying curriculum this year.
Within the next two months, district representatives will host four parent informational sessions for a status update and so parents can experience a piece of this learning first-hand. The sessions will include healthy refreshments, useful giveaways, and good collaboration for all participants.
Presentations on the district's new PreK-12 anti-bullying curriculum will be shared with parents at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 26 at the District Education Center, 17 Washington St. The same content will be shared at each session, so parents can choose which is the most convenient for them to attend.
On Monday, Nov. 19, there will be grades PreK-8 Curriculum Roll Out Family Event at which district educators will share the curriculum development process and progress with parents of students grades PreK-8. This session also will be at 6:30 p.m. at the District Education Center, 17 Washington St.
Parents are asked to RSVP to [email protected] or to Donna Marshall at 508-460-3552 and indicate which session(s) they will attend and the number of participants.