ICA: Pilot Projects
The board supports the use of pilot projects before any new instructional technique is implemented on a district-wide basis. Such projects shall be presented to the board for approval prior to implementation.
Pilot project means any research or experimentation program or project designed to explore or develop new, unproven teaching methods or techniques. All instructional materials, including teachers' manuals, audio-visual materials or any other supplementary instructional material to be used in connection with a pilot project shall be available for inspection by parents or guardians of the students engaged in the program or project.
Except as provided in board policy IDAE with regard to surveys about a student's or the student's parents' or guardians' personal beliefs or practices on issues such as sex, family life, morality, or religion, any instrument designed to survey students, either by district staff or by an outside agency or individual, shall be made available for inspection by parents or guardians before the survey is administered.
Pilot Project Evaluation
Before any pilot project proposal is submitted to the board for approval, an evaluation format shall be developed and included with the pilot project.
Approved: July 21, 2014