MISSION OF THE DISTRICT
The School Board believes all students can learn and achieve mastery of essential knowledge and skills regardless of their previous academic performance, family background, socio-economic status, race or gender.
The mission of the School District is to educate all students to a high level of academic performance and foster positive development of their health, attitudes, and behaviors so each student can make a positive contribution to our democratic society.
We accept the responsibility to teach all students so this purpose is achieved.
We believe this is best accomplished in schools characterized by a clear and focused mission, strong instructional leadership, high expectations for success, sufficient time for teacher and learning, a safe and orderly school environment, frequent monitoring of student progress and effective home-school relations.
DISTRICT GOALS (Please click on the goal number for a hotlink to strategic initiatives.)
Goal 1: The District will improve student learning, particularly in the areas of Literacy and Math, to ensure students are able to read, write, speak, calculate and compute effectively in order to critically analyze situations and solve problems independently and as a part of a group.
Goal 2: For as long as is reasonable, without using reserves or seeking an operational referendum, the District will allocate available funds in the most efficient and effective manner to improve student learning. When state funding proves insufficient to maintain a quality level of staffing and programming, fund balance may be used to balance the budget and an operational referendum may be examined and pursued.
Goal 3: The District will build community support and positive public relations by offering an efficient and effective educational program, promoting meaningful partnerships and by communicating in an accurate and timely manner.
The District will continually measure progress toward satisfying the Mission and achieving its Goals through a variety of formative and summative assessments. This includes, but is not limited to, state examinations, national examinations, data from Measure of Academic Progress assessments, failure rates, graduation rates, course selection data, student discipline data, educator evaluation systems, attendance records, participation rates, community surveys, staff surveys, student surveys and evaluations of the superintendent and cabinet-level administrators. Feedback from these various sources will guide decision-making related to initiatives, staffing, professional development and all efforts to improve student learning.