New English Language Arts curriculum adopted at Decorah Community Schools

By Roz Weis,

Improving student success with a revised curriculum was on the minds of Decorah Community School District (DCSD) board members at the meeting Monday night.

After considerable discussion, the board approved a new English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum at a cost of $171,832.71 for six years. Included in the bids were “myPerspectives” by Savvas textbooks and online licenses for English classes in 6th-7th grades at a cost of $57,050.70; and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt curriculum for 8-12th grade students at a cost of $114,782.01.

Full article available in the May 16 Decorah Public Opinion newspaper.

Other business discussed:

• Potential capital projects for the upcoming school year 

• Work-based learning experiences

• Jim Martin Schram addressed the group encouraging the proposed elementary school building be powered by renewable energy.

• Negotiations

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