Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

2110 - STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

The Board of Education believes that the purpose of education in the schools of this District is to facilitate the development of the potential of each child to the fullest. The school staff seeks to recognize individual differences and to engender achievement and progress, not only in basic skills, but in the ability to think independently and critically.

The school staff is concerned with helping young people understand what the American way of life means; to believe in it and to act democratically in their relationships with others; to develop in themselves attitudes of respect and helpfulness toward others; to want and to be able to perform well some portion of the work of the world and to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to do this with satisfaction to themselves and society; to understand and use effective methods in framing the questions and tackling the problems they encounter in their lives to the end that they may function politically, economically, and socially in a democratic society.

The "Statement of Philosophy" of this District shall be a living document which reflects the contributions of staff members as well as the attitude and direction of the Board.

Moreover, it must be augmented and implemented by statements which have been cooperatively developed at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels in this District. These statements include the District vision, mission, beliefs and goals, plus the buildings' school improvement plans. The Kent City Board of Education expects these living documents to guide the Board, Administration, and staff in the creation of a great school concerned with helping young people grow and learn.

Revised 2/4/08