600 - Goals & Objectives of the Education Program




600.1 - Goals of the Education Program




The goals of the school district will be designed to achieve the mission statement of the district. Educational programming will align with the Strategic Plan.

An advisory committee of representatives from the community and district will be appointed by the superintendent [or designee] to make recommendations for the goals of the education program in alignment with the Strategic Plan. These goals will directly align with the written, taught, and assessed curriculum by all district personnel.

Short-term and long-term goals for the education program will be established annually by the board. These goals will reflect the results of the needs assessments, recommendations from the advisory committee, recommendations from the superintendent, and changes in law within the framework of the Strategic Plan. These goals will reflect the clear identification of national standards and benchmarks.

The board will report to the community regarding progress toward the achievement of the goals of the education program on an annual basis.

Adopted: 2/99
Reviewed: 6/11; 6/12; 4/15; 1/18; 2/21
Revised: 9/13
Related Policy (Code #): 100.1; 101.1; 102.1
IASB Reference: 600
Mandatory Policy

600.2 - Objectives of the Education Program




As productive, responsible, lifelong learners it is essential Linn-Mar students be:

Competent in Core Skills and Knowledge who are proficient in reading comprehension, computation, mathematical reasoning, and technology skills and who can use cultural, artistic, historical, scientific, and technological applications to explain, assess, and anticipate change as well as construct knowledge as needed;

Thinkers who independently access information and resources, who create and critically investigate multiple options, and who make decisions that effectively solve a variety of problems;

Self-Directed Learners who are aware of their strengths, needs, interests, and wants; who can set achievable goals, monitor and evaluate their progress, and who are resourceful in responding to change;

Responsible Citizens who recognize the relationships between self and others, who accept responsibility for their personal actions, and who actively participate in improving themselves, their families, and local and global communities;

Effective Communicators who listen, speak, write, read, and respond clearly to a variety of audiences and purposes;

Collaborative Workers who use their interpersonal skills to develop constructive relationships with diverse individuals and groups; and

Practitioners of Healthy Lifestyles who are aware of physical, social, and emotional health and wellness and incorporate appropriate practices into their everyday lives.

Adopted: 6/70
Reviewed: 10/11; 4/13; 5/14; 9/16; 2/21
Revised: 9/10; 6/20
Related Policy (Code #): 600.1
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 600
IASB Reference: 600