AD - Board Statements of Philosophy

Emery County School District

Policy: AD—Board Statements of Philosophy

Date Adopted: 6 October 1987

Current Review / Revision: 3 February 1999

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Emery County School District is to provide a comprehensive education that will prepare students to take a proactive and responsible role in an ever-changing world.

Vision Statement

Education is a collaborative effort of home, community, and school. Students experience success on a daily basis and excel in performance through applying knowledge to real life situations. Schools are student-centered, guided by educators who possess excellent leadership and education skills. Education expands beyond the classroom walls through the use of technology, and the curriculum meets the highest standards of an ever-changing world. Graduates are prepared to enter the work force or continue their formal education at an advanced technical institution or a college or university.

The Emery County School District believes that learning today provides leadership for tomorrow.

Belief Statements

  • WE BELIEVE education is a life-long process.

  • WE BELIEVE in high expectations for all students.

  • WE BELIEVE all people have worth and should be valued and respected.

  • WE BELIEVE education should prepare students to be productive citizens.

  • WE BELIEVE all students have the right to an appropriate education in a safe and orderly environment.

  • WE BELIEVE each person is responsible for his/her own actions and attitudes.

  • WE BELIEVE effective discipline is essential to a positive school climate.

  • WE BELIEVE all students can achieve their potential given sufficient time and motivation.

  • WE BELIEVE education is a shared responsibility of staff, student, family and community.

  • WE BELIEVE that learning today provides leadership for tomorrow.

Guideposts for Excellence

These guideposts establish parameters for the educational programs and keep the system focused on student success. They mark a course that insures excellence for students in preparation for life.

  • The student is the most important person in our business and every decision will be based on this premise.

  • We will always honor the principle of fairness for all.

  • The instructional program will be the primary focus of district resources.

  • We will manage all district resources responsibly.

  • We will use effective practice and encourage innovation in our quest for improvement.

  • We will have an effective teacher in every classroom.

  • We will expect and promote effective performance on the part of all employees.