Board of Education — Statement of Philosophy
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Learning is a lifelong task; learning is not an activity that discontinues after graduation. Being a part of today's society, which includes a transition from an industrial society to an informational one involving ever-changing high technology advancements, further solidifies the philosophy of lifelong learning. Therefore, the board will provide an educational environment that promotes and enhances learning as a lifelong endeavor.

The board will strive to provide a well-rounded curriculum based on the fundamental skills of learning in the elementary grades and for the same teaching of more abstract and more highly organized subject matter in the junior and senior high school. In addition, the board believes that education is not just the development and refinement of mental abilities but a process that assists the students in meeting their physical, social, aesthetic, and emotional requirements.

The board will also provide for students with special needs in every way possible within the district's abilities. In either end of the abilities continuum, whether being gifted in some area of discipline or in need of resource room assistance, the faculty will seek to serve each individual student's needs within the bounds of time and reason.

The administration has the obligation to enforce policy, provide for academic leadership, and disciplinary rules for the efficient operation of the entire school program. The teacher is the most significant influence in the school on the individual student and must, therefore, possess and demonstrate dedication, enthusiasm and sensitivity. All personnel must be examples of proper behavior by showing respect for rule and regulations and by showing control of temper. It is primarily the teacher's responsibility to provide the learning environment in the school that fosters maximum student growth and reflects individual differences.

It is further realized that for a quality education to occur, a mutual rapport among the home, student, staff, administration, school board, and total community must be developed.

The board and administration shall aim to not only provide for current school programs, but also through competent decision-making and goal-setting techniques, will strive to prepare the students for the future.