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Newport-Mesa USD |  BP  0100  Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans


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As part of its responsibility to establish a guiding vision for the district, the Governing Board shall develop and regularly review a set of fundamental principles which describes the district's beliefs, values or tenets. The Board and district staff shall incorporate this philosophy in all district programs and activities.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

We Believe¬Ö

• Our first responsibility is to provide a quality educational program that meets the needs of all students in the district.

• That we teach the whole child. We expect academic achievement, personal responsibility, honesty, cultural sensitivity, and respect for people, property, and the environment.

• That all children can learn best in a safe, clean, caring, and aesthetically pleasing environment.

• That when we come together as one community, we are enriched by our cultural diversity.

• That people are our most important resource and should be treated with respect and dignity.

• That we need families as partners with the school and district in sharing ideas and giving input to major decisions affecting their children's education.

• That when students' families are engaged in their learning, students will be engaged in learning.

• That we have a responsibility to demonstrate the effective and wise use of money and resources.

• That we serve our students and our community best when we work together as a team.

Legal Reference:


51002 Local development of programs based on stated philosophy and goals

51019 Definition of philosophy

Management Resources:


Maximizing School Board Leadership: Vision, 1996

District Website:


adopted: April 25, 2017 Costa Mesa, California