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104 Policy: School District Mission Statement

104 Policy: School District Mission Statement

I.    The Mission of Independent School District 279

Our mission is to inspire and prepare all students with the confidence, courage and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning.

II.    Strategic Objectives

By 2017, all students will - 
A.    articulate, plan for, and progress toward their evolving dreams;
B.    choose to contribute to community in a mutually meaningful way; and
C.    demonstrate initiative and persistence to continually learn that which is important to them.

III.    Strategies 

We will –
A.    Create transformational system change to ensure equitable student achievement.
B.    Develop understanding and support of our school district’s mission and core values among members of our community. 
C.    Engage students and families as partners to achieve our mission and strategic objectives. 
D.    Leverage and align the talents of our employees and the assets of our system to achieve our mission and strategic objectives

IV.    Core Values

We believe that – 
A.    lifelong learning is essential for the individual and community to thrive;
B.    everyone has equal intrinsic value;
C.    trust is essential to sustaining successful relationships and to achieving results;
D.    better decisions emerge when diverse perspectives are intentionally included in a collaborative process;
E.    everyone benefits when cultural differences are acknowledged and understood, and individuals are treated respectfully and equitably; and
F.     everyone can learn more.

V.    Strategy Delimiters

We will not – 
A.    Adopt any new program or service unless it

-    is consistent with and contributes to our mission, and
-    is accompanied by the staff development needed for effective implementation; 

B.   Accept any behavior that demeans the worth of any person; and
C.   Allow past practice to interfere with the consideration of new ideas.

Revised:  06/14/16
Revised:  11/17/13
Adopted:  10/6/98 (formerly Policy 6111)
Revised: 11/20/07
Revised:  1/20/98
Revised:  3/21/95
Revised:  7/11/89
Revised:  5/21/85
Adopted: 12/20/77