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Soquel UN ESD |  BP  0100  Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans


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In order to establish and support a guiding vision for the district, the Governing Board shall develop, articulate, and regularly review an overarching set of fundamental principles which describe the district's core beliefs, values, and tenets. The Board and district staff shall incorporate these principles into all programs, activities, and operations of the district.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

Mission Statement

Staff, students, parents and the community share the responsibility for each child's success.

We are committed to ensuring that each student develops the skills and confidence for lifelong achievement and is prepared to make a positive contribution to our world.

Belief Statements

1. Achievement, success and a lifelong love of learning are supported by standards, challenging curricula and quality instruction.

2. Quality instruction includes a broad, balanced, rich curriculum, facilitated by technological tools and real experiences that build background knowledge and critical thinking.

3. All members of the school community are a part of creating and sustaining a safe, respectful and well-maintained environment.

4. Our school community values the diversity and talents of each individual.

Legal Reference:


51002 Local development of programs based on stated philosophy and goals

51019 Definition of philosophy

51100-51101 Parental involvement

Management Resources:


The School Board Role in Creating the Conditions for Student Achievement: A Review of the Research, May 2017

Governing to Achieve: A Synthesis of Research on School Governance to Support Student Achievement, August 7, 2014

Defining Governance, Issue 2: Governing Commitments, Governance Brief, February 2014



National School Climate Center:


adopted: April 18, 2018 Capitola, California