Bedford School District Mission & Beliefs Statement
Bedford Schools - A Community of Learners
The mission of the Bedford School District is to develop a community of learners who are intellectually curious, resourceful, and respectful of self and others. Academic achievement, through constantly improving standards, is the district's highest priority.
WE BELIEVE . . .
*Each child is important.
*All children can be successful learners and reach their full academic potential.
*Children learn by example.
Learning occurs primarily through faculty and student interaction.
*Curriculum that relates to students’ lives and goals increases motivation.
*Children learn best when community, schools, families, and students work together as a supportive and respectful group.
*Schools must be safe places where risk taking, failure, and successes are all important parts of the learning process.
*Today's education is to shape and prepare learners for tomorrow's world.
*All people deserve to learn in an environment free of emotional, mental, and physical harm.
*It is essential to recognize the importance of cooperation as well as competition in our complex,
*Problem solving, critical thinking, and adaptability are essential to survival in our changing world.
*Learning is a lifelong process.
*Acceptance of individuality is possible with understanding and mutual respect.
The Bedford School District's vision is to be a high performing, exemplary district which is future
oriented and responsive to change and the needs of its students.
The district we envision values:
• High expectations
All people are challenged to acquire knowledge and academic skills, and to achieve their highest potential.
Varied beliefs and viewpoints strengthen a school district. Respect for differences contributes to a better school district for all.
• Individual Potential
Culture and climate will be structured to nurture the intellectual, emotional, and physical growth of all individuals.
• Life-Long Learning
Education is a process that begins at birth and continues throughout life. It fosters curiosity,
motivation, and the desire to learn.
• Productive Effort
Hard work, perseverance, and commitment are required in the pursuit of greater knowledge and
more powerful thinking.
• Shared Responsibility
Partnerships between parents, staff, and community members are characterized by mutual
commitment and collaboration.
• Ethical Behavior
The highest standards of personal behavior, including trust, honesty, fairness, integrity, and mutual respect, distinguish one's actions.
Bedford School District is a publicly funded organization
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