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102 EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Mid-Prairie Community School District is dedicated to promoting an equal opportunity for a quality public education to its students within the limitations of the school district's ability and willingness to furnish financial support.

Mid-Prairie’s educational program promotes a healthy social, intellectual, emotional, and physical self-concept in a learning environment that encourages critical thinking.

The board encourages students to look forward to the time when they will have jobs, families and places in the school district community. 

The program should provide for the interests, needs and abilities of all pupils, as well as for the requirements of the community.  The program should reflect a multicultural, non-sexist, non-racist learning environment.  In order to achieve this goal, the board will seek qualified employees dedicated to development of their professional skills for the betterment of the education program.

Instruction and curriculum are the key elements of a public education.  Instruction in critical thinking skills shall be part of a sequentially coordinated curriculum.  The school district will strive to prepare students for employment, nurture creative talent, and prepare them to cope with social change.

The home and the school district community are essential to achieve educational excellence.  The district strives to create within students an awareness of dignity and worth of the individual, civic responsibility and respect for authority.

 

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 256.11 (2013).

Cross Reference:         102      Equal Educational Opportunity

                                   103      Long-Range Needs Assessment

                                   209      Board of Directors' Management Procedures

                                   600      Goals and Objectives of the Education Program

                                   602      Curriculum Development

Approved:       5-90

Reviewed:        2-22-93, 11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:            9-22-97, 4-8-02