the philosophy of the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District that:
All students can learn and succeed.
Every student in the district, regardless of
gender, special needs, or social, ethnic, language or economic background has a
right to a high-quality education that challenges the student to achieve to
his/her fullest potential.
The future of our nation and community
depends on students possessing the skills to be lifelong learners and
effective, contributing members of society.
A safe, nurturing environment is necessary
Parents/guardians have a right and an
obligation to participate in their child's schooling.
The ability of children to learn is affected
by social, health and economic conditions and other factors outside the
Early identification of student learning and
behavioral difficulties contribute to student success.
Students and staff respond positively to high
expectations and recognition for their accomplishments.
Continuous school improvement is necessary to
meet the needs of students in a changing economy and society.
diversity of the student population and staff enriches the learning experience
for all students.
highly skilled and dedicated staff has a direct and powerful influence on students'
lives and learning.
high level of communication, trust, respect and teamwork among Board members
and the Superintendent contributes to effective decision making.
community provides an essential resource to the educational program.
communication with all stakeholders helps build support for the schools.
for the district's programs and operations is shared by the entire educational
community, with the ultimate accountability resting with the Board as the basic
embodiment of representative government.