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Policy Date: 06/13/2017

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It Takes a Village To Educate a Child

The mission of the Auburn School District is to ensure that each student develops the foundational academic skills and knowledge necessary to be a contributing participant in an evolving global society. We work collaboratively with our community to provide the highest quality education in a secure, positive, and challenging environment for all students.


High Achievement
We will:
Set high expectations and standards for all students and staff.
Teach students to be involved and active learners who work hard, think critically and communicate effectively.
Educate the whole child through engagement in academic, physical, civic pursuits and the arts.

Excellence in Teaching
We will:
Recruit and retain passionate, knowledgeable and skillful teachers.
Support a professional and collaborative learning community that sustains a culture of intellectual excitement, creative instruction, and personal growth.

We will:
Be recognized as a leader in education and curriculum development.
Foster critical thinking, open mindedness, creativity and collaborative problem-solving with our students and staff.
Continuously assess learning and adjust teaching practices accordingly.

We will:
Create an environment where students feel known, safe, and valued.
Recognize the uniqueness and dignity of individuals of differing races, religions, classes, ethnicities, sexual orientations, learning styles and abilities.
Create a culture of collaboration, collegiality and open communication.
Welcome divergent ideas on important issues.
Cultivate citizens who contribute to and care about their community and the world.

Each year, the Auburn Village School Board will identify strategic district goals. These goals will guide the work of administrators and promote the advancement of the Auburn Village School. Progression of goals will be assessed and discussed at monthly school board meetings. At the conclusion of the year, the Board shall reflect on the degree to which the goals and objectives have been accomplished.

Adopted: January 11, 1989
Revised: June 13, 2006
Revised: June 13, 2017