The Board believes that the schools exist primarily to guide and support the development of each child as a self-sustaining, contributing participant in his or her total environment. We believe that the school system of today must be proactive rather than reactive in these efforts.
These beliefs are embodied in the following statements of philosophy which recognize the total school program as the foundation of each child's future.
We believe that a student's social and emotional growth is important and that the district must provide a capable staff to assist students in developing a positive self- image.
We believe that students learn in a variety of ways, at different rates, at different ages, and that their interests vary widely; and that the District must provide a student-centered approach to learning.
We believe that parents and schools share a responsibility for student development and that the District must provide opportunities for parental involvement through open communication between parent and school.
We believe that the school is an integral part of the community and not a separate entity, and that the District must provide opportunities to promote school and community interaction.
We believe that school organization should be positive, flexible and relevant, with the students at the focal point of our concern; and that the District must be organized in such a way as to reflect these essential interrelationships.
We believe that the curriculum should be student-centered with each child's mental, physical, and social needs considered; and that the District must provide a flexible, individualized, relevant curriculum.