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Mission and Vision

CORE VALUES

 

  • We are student-centered.
  • Everyone needs support and can contribute to learning, teaching and leading.
  • Everyday effort is needed, will be required and expected.
 

MISSION

 

We are committed to the establishment of systems and a culture focused on:

  • Accomplished students
  • Supportive environments
  • Empowered communities
 

VISION

 

Every Student, Everyone, Everyday.

 

GOALS

 

1. Accomplished students

Establish, align, and deepen the implementation of quality learning, teaching and leadership practices in all classrooms and schools

2. Supportive environments

Institute inclusive environments where students, families and staff feel safe and welcome and are supported to attain goals based on high expectations

3. Empowered communities 

Build and strengthen partnerships between stakeholders so that the community is empowered and positively impacts student achievement 

 

OUR BELIEFS

 

  • Lifelong learning
  • High standards and accountability are essential elements for excellence 
  • Everyone deserves the opportunity to develop their potential
  • It takes a whole community to educate a child
  • We have a collective responsibility to shape the environment
  • One person can make a difference
  • Every individual can achieve personal excellence
  • Upholding moral values and ethical standards
  • Living, teaching, and leading by example
  • Creativity and innovation is non-negotiable
  • Every employee is responsible for supporting every student

PARAMETERS

 

  • All decisions will be student-centered
  • Sustainability, consistency, and systems will be prioritized
  • Students will not be denied access to educational programs which would be within their capabilities, due to limited English speaking ability, specific learning disability, or physical disability. 
  • Initiatives will be prioritized, through a lens of long-term commitment based on identified needs
  • Adopted programs will
    • support the district’s goals
    • contribute to our long term plan
    • include adequate staff development, articulation, and materials
    • have no negative implications for our long-term fiscal stability

 

GOVERNANCE AGREEMENTS

 

As defined in Board Bylaw 9005, Governance Standards, the Board agrees to:

  • Keep learning and achievement for all students as the primary focus
  • Value, support, and advocate for public education
  • Recognize and respect differences of perspective and style on the Board and among staff, students, parents, and the community
  • Act with dignity, and understand the implications of demeanor and behavior
  • Keep confidential matters confidential
  • Participate in professional development and commit the time and energy necessary to be an informed and effective leader
  • Understand the distinctions between Board and staff roles, and refrain from performing management functions that are the responsibility of the Superintendent and staff
  • Understand that authority rests with the Board as a whole and not with individuals