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100.00 Statement of Educational Philosophy

It is the educational philosophy of the District to meet the needs of all citizens in this District. The educational opportunities are both comprehensive and flexible enough to provide for the changing requirements of society. A prime concern is to provide a learning environment of superior quality for all citizens.

To ensure equity for all people, it is the policy of the District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, socioeconomic status,as well as individual abilities and/or disabilities in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title VI and Title XIII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendment, Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Iowa Code #216.9.

Because education is a life-long process, the purpose of the District requires the teaching of specific skills, background information, and basic understandings which will prepare students for life-long learning experiences. A vital part of this process must involve instruction to aid students in understanding and respecting the American heritage and our pluralistic society. The District is dedicated to providing academic, cultural, social, vocational, and co-curricular as well as extracurricular experiences. In addition, the District joins the home and the community in helping individuals develop a system of mores, standards, personal values, and global understanding.

The role of the professional educator in this process is to motivate, inspire, and direct students to sources of information. With this in mind, the District is committed to providing competent personnel who recognize the dignity and worth of every person and acknowledge that each individual has potential that should be encouraged. It is the District’s belief that each student’s effort and achievement should be evaluated in light of individual needs, interests, and capabilities in order to facilitate educational experiences that are conducive to continuous educational growth.

Adopted:
July 13, 1987

Reviewed:
March 10, 2003
February 4, 2008
June 21, 2010
February 16, 2015

Revised:
February 4, 2008
June 21, 2010
February 16, 2015