Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/8/2024 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda Items
Type: Action
Subject: Approval of Grades 4 & 5 FLES Curriculum Content
Vision 2026:
Academic Excellence Strategies 4
Expand programming to prepare students for a full range of post-secondary opportunities.
Background Spanish Language Arts is a requirement for Transitional Bilingual Education programs. One programming model for Spanish Language Arts is FLES (foreign language elementary schools). Johnson and Pleasant Hill are providing all students in 1st through 3rd grade the opportunity to learn Spanish and enrich their skills through FLES. The program began in the 2021-2022 school year and expanded by one grade level every year. For the 2024-25 school year, Spanish Language Arts/FLES will be offered in grades 1 through 4 at Johnson and Pleasant Hill schools. The Multilingual Department collaboratively developed curriculum content for 4th and 5th grade FLES and revised the curriculum for grades 1-3 to align to ISBE’s Spanish Language Arts Standards.
File Attachment:
Fourth Grade SLA (FLES) Scope and Sequence.pdf
Fifth Grade SLA (FLES) Scope and Sequence.pdf
Summary: The grades 4-5 curriculum content has been on display at the School Service Center and on the CUSD 200 website for the last 30 days. Feedback has been shared with the Board of Education.
Board Policy 6:60 Curriculum Content
Recommendation: It is recommended the Board approve the grades 4 & 5 FLES curriculum content as presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Melissa Murphy - Asst Superintendent
Signed By:
Jeff Schuler - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Brad Paulsen Moved, Member John Rutledge seconded to approve the Original motion 'It is recommended the Board approve the grades 4 & 5 FLES curriculum content as presented.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
Brad Paulsen     Yes
Rob Hanlon     Yes
Dave Long     Yes
Angela Blatner     Yes
Julie Kulovits     Yes
Erik Hjerpe     Yes
John Rutledge     Yes