Students are the
first concern of the School District, and
must receive the primary attention of the Board and all staff members. To fulfill its obligation to student, the
Board will strive to spend most of its time in formulating policy and
considering other matters related to students. A similar commitment is expected of all
staff members. In pursuing this
primary goal, it is imperative that the good of the individual student be
kept paramount. At no time are students
to be treated as if they were assembly line products, or objects to be
manipulated or molded at the will of someone else. Each student shall be considered and
treated with respect as an individual.
One of the major tasks of the educational program shall be to assist
each student in becoming self-sufficient in utilization of decision making
processes and techniques, eventually becoming responsible for determining his
or her own learning purposes and the means for achieving them. Staff members
shall seek to be wise counselors of children and youth and skillful
facilitators of learning. To this end,
the Board and staff shall work together to establish an environment conducive
to the very best learning achievement for each student through meeting the
following goals regarding students:
individualize the learning program in order to provide appropriately for each
student according to his or her specific background, capabilities, learning
styles, interests, and aspirations.
enhance the self-image of each student through helping him or her feel
respected and worthy, and through a learning environment which provides
positive encouragement through frequent success.
provide an environment of reality in which students can learn personal and
civic responsibility for their actions through meaningful experiences as
deal with students in matters of discipline in accordance with Board policy.
provide in every way feasible for the safety, health, and welfare of
promote faithful attendance and good work.
Date: April 8, 1993
Amended: April 11, 2013