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    Front Row, Left-Right: Carrie Graham, Vice President - Chad Chitester, Polly Hanson

    Back Row, Left-Right: President - Larry Lodestro, Randall Wiltsie, Jason Ruhlman, Thomas Fenton  

  •  Student Achievement

    Board of Education Goal:  Strive to create a positive learning environment by providing students and staff with the tools, training, and facilities needed to promote continuous student growth

    We are committed to:
    Flexible, dynamic academic structures that meet the needs of all students

    We will:

    • Support educational programs that foster higher scholastic excellence for all levels of student achievement (high, middle, low)
    • Support programs that actively engage students in learning
    • Support the use of outside resources to reach higher standards of success for all
    • Support varied pathways to reach individual goals
    • Encourage programs that develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Support multiple ways of evaluating student achievement
    • Expect changes in instructional practices that are based on documented student need (analysis of data)
    • Expect continuous improvement plans from each building which will be shared with the Board and the community

     Community Involvement

    Board of Education Goal:  Improve community support of the district by promoting its positive attributes, maintaining open lines of communication, and encouraging parent and community member involvement

    We are committed to:
    Working in partnership with the community to enrich educational programs and create a true community school

    We will:

    • Encourage shared problem solving and shared planning with the community
    • Involve parents, students and community representatives in the decision making process
    • Encourage school-community partnerships
    • Support the continued and expanded use of our facilities for community functions on a year round basis

    Fiscal

    Board of Education Goal: Practice responsible budgeting by maximizing financial resources, and advocating for our district, while balancing student needs with a desire to ease the tax burden

    We are committed to:
    Providing a school budget that supports quality educational programs which meets the needs of our students and staff

    We will:

    • Strictly adhere to all laws and regulations governing the use of public funds
    • Ensure that all of our educational, maintenance, and transportation programs are kept intact while keeping the average tax rate change at a minimum
    • Monitor fiscal issues to ensure the long term financial stability of the district, including prudent management of fund balance and reserves
    • Consistently monitor district spending to ensure alignment with established budget
    • Be transparent in the creation and execution in all aspects of our budget

    Facilities

    Board of Education Goal:  Enhance and maintain district facilities to support innovative teaching and learning in a safe environment and promote community participation

    We are committed to:
    Creating and maintaining a structurally sound, technologically savvy, and inviting environment for all students and staff

    We will:

    • Provide facilities that are safe and healthy which are clean and in good repair
    • Provide up-to-date facilities that complement current and future educational needs
    • Provide an environment where all students and staff feel supported and valued
    • Provide the necessary instructional materials, equipment and personnel to implement all Board approved programs

    Technology

    Board of Education Goal: Infuse technology throughout the district to enhance productivity of all students and all employees

    We are committed to:
    Creating a wide range of technological opportunities to prepare students to live and work in a digital age and to allow all employees to work efficiently

    We will:

    • Expect all decisions made regarding technology to be educationally sound and based on the educational welfare of the students
    • Expect all decisions made regarding technology to be fiscally and logistically responsible
    • Support professional development targeted to supporting technology use
    • Promote a learning culture that encourages curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency