Beliefs of the Board

    • The Board of Education, District educators, and Christina families will work as a team;
    • All children can learn and children who attend our district will learn and will achieve to their highest potential when entrusted to our educators.  Anything short of striving to attain this is a breach of our professional and moral responsibility;
    • We will aspire to trajectory of high expectation to which we hold ourselves, all our employees, and all our families, and all our students;
    • Learning environments that are inspiring, positive, well organized, nurturing, safe, and orderly are critical to support student achievement;
    • Our teachers will demonstrate the ability and the desire to educate each child at a high level, but our school system has an obligation to quantify and specify the nature of work our teachers are to do.  Without that clarity, we will fail;
    • Everyone will be held accountable through regular and multiple uses of student performance data;
    • We have a responsibility to enable children to develop positive and healthy behaviors and attitudes toward variations in race, socioeconomic conditions, ethnicity, religion, family, gender, and other aspects of diversity;
    • Equity and excellence in tandem are paramount.  We also believe that equity without excellence is nothing more than tokenism and excellence without equity is nothing more than privilege;
    • High performing students need to be challenged just as much as all other children;
    • Every Christina School District employee and volunteer is an educator.  Our educators have a huge capacity to change lives for the better - and our young people will rise to the expectations we place on them;
    • Public education thrives with true public support and meeting our goals for the Christina School District will require commitment to hard work, focus, participation, intensity, and investment;
    • Families play an important and influential role in the educational success of a child.  We must invite and encourage their invaluable contributions