Core Statement, Values and Beliefs

Core Statement

 Carroll County Public Schools: Building the Future
 
 
Core Values
 
The Board of Education establishes the following core values.
  • The Pursuit of Excellence
  • Life-long Learning and Success
  • A Safe and Orderly Learning Environment
  • Community Participation
  • Fairness, Honesty, and Respect
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Reflecting the priorities, beliefs, and mores of our local community
 
 Core Beliefs
 
The Board of Education believes that the Carroll County Public Schools system operates effectively and efficiently when:
 
The greater Carroll County community:
  • Values the importance of a quality education
  • Supports educational initiatives at home
  • Volunteers in schools
  • Forms partnerships with schools to support system initiatives

All central office staff:

  • Establish and maintain a framework for organizational decisions to be based on empirical data
  • Establish and maintain a safe and orderly environment for students and staff
  • Provide adequate resources that are equitably distributed
  • Provide an equitable educational opportunity for all students
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders  
  • Enforce accountability for system initiatives
  • Models effective leadership and professional respect
  • Provide a diverse program of studies with a global perspective designed to meet students’ educational goals
  • Coordinate professional development opportunities that are relevant, site-base, job embedded, aligned with the tenets of cultural proficiency, and meet the needs of all staff.
  • Empower employees, students, and communities to make school-based decisions within an established framework

All school staff:

  • Welcome their school community
  • Establish positive home and school relationships
  • Provide a safe and orderly learning environment for students and staff
  • Work to ensure that every child succeeds
  • Display cultural proficiency
  • Prepare students with a global education 
  • Place priority on the educational needs of students
  • Motivate students to learn
  • Recognize the unique learning styles of each student
  • Facilitate learning by encouraging, prompting, and interacting with students
  • Establish and maintain positive and appropriate relationships with students
  • Ensure learning by providing instruction that meets each student’s individual needs
  • Support student success
  • Encourage students to make choices that provide challenges
  • Assess student progress through both formal and informal methods and then provide appropriate and targeted data-driven instruction
  • Engage students in rigorous and relevant instruction

All students:

  • Enroll in coursework that prepares them to be career – college ready
  • Obtain the skills to thrive as independent 21st century learners
  • Become knowledgeable, responsible, and caring citizens
  • Demonstrate respect for the learning environment and other individuals
  • Reach their potential
  • Develop effective communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Participate in varied co-curricular and extracurricular activities

 

Revised 9/24/12