AE(LOCAL) - EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Believes

The Board of Trustees for Newcastle Independent School District believes that:

Since education is the most important part of a person's life, all children in the community of Newcastle should have the best opportunity for an education that meets their individual needs and enables them to learn in a way that is best for them;

Newcastle schools will employ educators who are compassionate and caring, dedicated, respectful of others, responsible in their duties, and work passionately to help students reach their maximum potential to become productive, charitable members of society; and

Newcastle schools will provide a safe, nurturing environment that is conducive to student learning and one that fosters student talents.

Vision

Our vision for Newcastle Independent School District is for:

All students to reach their dreams regardless of their individual strengths or weaknesses, needs or interests, mistakes or successes, because all children are exceptional and have worth;

Our school to be a focal point, a source of pride in the community, and a resource where parents and community members are welcomed to participate and are active in all school events;

Our school to have a friendly atmosphere where people love to be; and

All students and school personnel to have mutual trust and respect for each other.

Mission

Therefore, the mission of the Board of Trustees is:

To provide the necessary resources that support student learning while being financially prudent and responsible to our taxpayers;

To employ a quality staff that is competent, qualified, and caring;

To monitor the business of the District in a way that does not interfere with operations;

To communicate proactively with Superintendent, staff, and community; and

To exhibit team spirit, foresight, open-mindedness, and fair-handedness in all our proceedings.

Newcastle ISD

AE(LOCAL)-X

LDU-03-05

DATE ISSUED: 1/17/2005