School system taking suggestions on curriculum

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Public Schools is accepting input from the community in an annual review of the district's Academic Knowledge and Skills curriculum.

AKS review forms, available on the school district's Web site, allow teachers, parents and community members to suggest changes to the curriculum. All forms should be submitted by Nov. 9 to the district's Curriculum Development Office.

The curriculum is also available online. A link labeled "AKS/Curriculum" under the Quick Links section of the Web site's home page leads to a page with links to the curriculum for each grade level or high school subject.

Input can be submitted by e-mail to AKS_Review@gwinnett.k12.ga.us or mailed to the Curriculum Development Office in the Instructional Support Center, 437 Old Peachtree Road, Suwanee, GA 30024-2978. Forms can also be sent by school courier to the Curriculum Development Office in Building 100 of the ISC.

The GEMS Oversight Committee, a group of community and school system representatives charged with the annual AKS review, will consider all suggestions at its annual meeting, according to a news release.

The committee will make recommendations on changes to Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks, who will then ask the Gwinnett County Board of Education to adopt the recommended changes for the 2008-09 school year.

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For a copy of an Academic Knowledge and Skills curriculum review form, visit www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us. All forms are due by Nov. 9.