Grosse Ile Township Schools
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2111 - VALUE STATEMENTS FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF

The Board of Education believes that good citizenship and ethical behavior are two (2) important manifestations of an effective education. Both are based on values that have been traditionally held by Americans, regardless of background, religious belief, or political persuasion.

The Board adopts the following value statements as guides to ethical behavior and strongly encourages all members of the staff to do likewise, as a means of setting an example for District students. It also recommends that each student be given the opportunity to pledge himself/herself to demonstrating these ethical behaviors.

Statement of Values for Board Members and Educators

 A.I will accept responsibility for all my actions.

 B.I will respect the dignity and property of my fellow workers and will never seek to do them harm.

 C.I will keep all the promises I make, fulfilling the trust that other people place in me.

 D.I will complete projects which I have begun.

 E.I will strive for excellence in all my work and will respect achievement in my fellow workers.

 F.I will discipline myself to continue to listen, learn, and study, recognizing that long-run achievement is more important to my happiness than short-run pleasure.

 G.I will not use any substance which will destroy my health and undermine my dignity.

 H.I will respect duly-constituted authority, because that authority is necessary for the welfare of my family, School District, and community.

 I.I will train myself to be useful to others.

 J.I will work together with others to improve my School District, community, and world.

Statement of Values for Students

 A.I will accept responsibility for all my actions.

 B.I will respect the dignity and property of my fellow students and will never seek to do them harm.

 C.I will keep all the promises I make, fulfilling the trust that other people place in me.

 D.I will complete projects and courses of study which I have begun.

 E.I will strive for excellence in all my work and will respect achievement in my fellow students.

 F.I will discipline myself to listen, learn, and study, recognizing that long-run achievement is more important to my happiness than short-run pleasure.

 G.I will not use any substance which will destroy my health and undermine my dignity.

 H.I will respect the authority of my parents and teachers, because that authority is necessary for the welfare of my family, school, and community.

 I.I will train myself to be useful to others.

 J.I will work together with others to improve my school, community, and world.

Adopted 8/28/07