We will always operate with the highest ethical standards and fairness in our dealings with our Board colleagues, students, district employees, parents and community members.
... our first responsibility is to provide all students with a quality education that challenges them and enables them to achieve their full potential
.... each student has a right to an environment that is emotionally nurturing, physically safe and intellectually stimulating
.... student success is the shared responsibility of district employees, parents, students and the community; that we all have an obligation to promote excellence in education
... district leadership is responsible for setting goals, establishing expectations, measuring success and maximizing academic delivery to students
... our district must be financially stable and must maintain adequate reserves for economic uncertainty.
We believe public education offers the best assurance of the continuations of a viable democracy. When we honor these responsibilities and operate by these principles and beliefs, the children of Newark will be better served.