The objectives of the Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District Board of Education, hereafter referred to as the “Board”, are to support the school vision that students in Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District, hereafter referred to as the “District”, are provided with instruction, resources, and community support that enable them to develop academically and socially to their greatest potential, and to provide the managerial leadership and direction in the conduct of the educational process and financial obligations of the District.
The Board and staff will foster personal and academic excellence through a student-centered comprehensive learning environment. The Board and the staff will also recognize our joint obligations to the various constituencies that provide our funding.
Obligation to the Student
The first obligation of any school is to provide a high quality education to the students within the District and any other students in attendance in District schools. We measure success by the progress of each student toward achievement of that student’s maximum potential. We, therefore, work to stimulate the spirit of inquiry, the acquisition of knowledge and understanding, and the thoughtful formulation of worthy goals. We recognize the importance of cooperative relationships with other community institutions, especially the home. Equally important is to provide for the safety and supervision of each child that is in our care. The primary reason for the Board to employ staff members is to fulfill this obligation.
Obligation to the Nation
The Federal Government provides funding to the District and, in return, the District abides by the stipulations placed by the Federal Government upon the District’s use of these funds. Foremost among these stipulations is that we strive so that each student shall be proficient or advanced, with respect to the student’s grade level, in math and reading. It is, in part, to ensure the District meets this obligation, that the Board employs professional educators and support staff.
Obligation to the State
The State of Wisconsin provides funding to the District and in return the District abides by these standards the State of Wisconsin has established for teachers:
1. Teachers know the subject they are teaching.
2. Teachers know how children grow.
3. Teachers understand that children learn differently.
4. Teachers know how to teach.
5. Teachers know how to manage a classroom.
6. Teachers communicate well.
7. Teachers are able to plan different kinds of lessons.
8. Teachers know how to test for student progress.
9. Teachers are able to evaluate themselves.
10. Teachers are connected with other teachers and the community.
The District and its employees recognize the importance of these standards and the obligation to maintain them.
Obligation to the Community
In a community effort, the District has established certain parameters and beliefs through a strategic planning process to provide guidance for the District to aid in decision-making. The District’s beliefs are the following:
- A safe and nurturing environment promotes learning
- Family and community involvement enhance student learning
- A collaborative culture promotes continuous school improvement
- Children learn in different ways and at different rates
- Guiding our children on a path of ethical, responsible and respectful behavior is essential
- Continued professional growth is essential for powerful teaching
- Ethical, responsible and respectful behavior is essential in our learning community
And our parameters that:
- Student learning is the District’s highest priority
- The whole child will be the focus of the educational program
- Effective communication throughout the entire community is a priority
- Technology will be utilized to support student learning and communication
- Professional development will be embraced, planned and implemented
- Risk taking and creativity are encouraged and supported to enhance growth
- District resources will be focused on student achievement and the learning environment
- Our learning community will use District resources responsibly
- Our mission and strategic plan will always be considered when making decisions
- Our conduct will be consistent with the highest ethical and professional standards
Legal Ref.: Statutes of Wisconsin 66.0508 (3) Collective Bargaining
Wisconsin Act 10 First Reading: February 16, 2010
First Reading: June 29, 2011
Second Reading: July 19, 2011
Date Approved: July 19, 2011
For the Board: Tom Steiner, President; Lynn Jaeger, Vice President; Cole Marshall, Clerk; Bill Barhyte, Treasurer; Sue Giovanni, Member