AD Educational Philosophy/Mission
The Veazie School Committee is an advocate for its children. As advocated for children, the Committee recognizes that the thorough and efficient education of its children is its primary statuory-based responsibility. To this end, the Committee considers proper and adequate support of schools to be a civic responsibility shared by all citizens.
The school unit will provide an educational environment designed to encourage each student to acquire the abilities and perspectives needed for a meaningful life and career. All schools will strive to encourage students to form desirable habits that are necessary for them to become responsible, informed citizens.
We believe that all children must be provided equal but not identical opportunities to allow them to achieve at levels commensurate with their abilities. We believe that all students must learn in an environment that allows them to develop positive attitudes toward themselves and genuine respect for others.
A rigorous core curriculum will be planned with the goal of creating and maintaining standards, which will furnish students with the skills necessary for success in a global society. This curriculum will give them a broad educational foundation compatible with their interests, aptitudes and aims. The curriculum and graduation requirements will be regularly evaluated to ensure their continued appropriateness.
In order to achieve our goals and to implement this philosophy, we believe that all schools must secure the involvement of the community, students, staff, parents and citizens. Educational responsibility will be shared with community stakeholders. We strongly believe that our school system’s success depends on good rapport and cooperation with our communities.
The Committee recognizes the professional staff as the body that is legally charged with the responsibility of providing education to all children. In fulfilling this responsibility, the staff will seek to ensure the following.
- All children will demonstrate proficiency in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, history, and technology.
- Instruction will be provided which is appropriate to each individual with respect to goals, methodology and evaluation.
- Students will be seen in their totality as physical, mental, social, and aesthetic beings, which requires knowledge of child growth and development.
- Staff members, in order to effectively execute their responsibilities, will establish goals for themselves consistent with the philosophy of the Board and individual schools. Staff members will engage in a self-evaluation process for the purpose of self-improvement--the ultimate objective being an improved instructional program for all students.
- The Committee recognizes that this highly technological society demands that students learn how to cope with change and learn to accept that "learning" is a continuous process.
- Provide extra-curricular/co-curricular activities as enhancements to the core curriculum.
The Committee fully accepts the responsibility of formulating policies and acquiring adequate funding to support the education process. The Committee will always consider the welfare of students as the single most important factor in making decisions relative to educational policy. It will be the responsibility of the Board and administrators to promote sound educational practices and professional development.
Legal Reference: 20-A MRSA, §§ 1001(1-A); 4511(3)(A)