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THE MISSION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 659.
The mission of the Northfield Public Schools is to deliver educational excellence
that empowers all learners to participate in our dynamic world.
THE BELIEFS OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 659.
We believe that public education is the foundation of our democratic republic.
We believe that everyone can learn and has unique gifts and talents that must be
nurtured and valued. We believe that learning is a life-long, multi-faceted process
that involves more than academics.
We believe that education is the collective responsibility of our students, families,
schools and communities.
We believe that everyone in our schools has a right to a positive learning
environment that provides physical, emotional and intellectual safety, and
nurtures mutual respect, responsibility and rigor.
We believe decisions must be based on the district’s mission and beliefs and
relevant sources of information. We believe in an open decision-making process
that invites honest dialogue.
We believe that all learners have a right to equitable access to educational
THE STRATEGIES OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 659.
We will hire and retain highly qualified educators and provide them with ongoing
support and training to deliver high quality instruction that meets the unique needs
of all learners.
We will consistently demonstrate good stewardship by analyzing information,
prioritizing needs and managing our financial, physical and human resources to
support our mission.
We will create and strengthen an environment that fosters mutual respect,
responsibility and rigor, and ensures the right to physical, emotional and
intellectual safety for every person.
We will build and strengthen bridges of open communication that engage staff,
students, families and communities as effective partners in education.
We will implement a consistent, comprehensive and challenging set of curricular
outcomes that reach and engage all learners.
We will implement plans and practices that foster full participation by all learners
and that address issues that include but are not limited to race, gender, culture,
religion, sexual orientation, language, disabilities and socio-economic factors.