Consistent with its General Instructional Goals and Reading Philosophy, the District believes that a well-balanced reading program is an essential ingredient for the educational success of a child. The District through the administration and teaching staff will strive to provide the opportunity for students to reach their individual reading potential as well as the achievement of academic competence.

The reading program should be effective when classroom and other activities constantly adhere to the following District reading goals and objectives:

1. To this end, the District, through the administration and teaching staff, will strive to provide the atmosphere and opportunity for all of our students to:

a. develop and maintain a degree of reading ability required to function effectively in his/her individual school placement;

b. achieve a level of functional literacy required for citizenship participation in a democratic society;

c. be encouraged -and motivated to develop and maintain positive attitudes towards reading;

d. be enabled to realize his/her individual reading skills potential;

e. apply learned literacy skills in reading and content area classes.

2. The District, through the administration and the teaching staff, will strive to:

a. continue to develop improved home-school cooperative efforts in developing the reading abilities of all students;

b. maintain appropriate in-service programs for all teachers to assist them in understanding the District Reading Goals;

c. have available a broad range of reading materials geared to student ability levels, interests and academic needs;

d. maintain and make use of appropriate methods of periodically and annual evaluations of the reading program quality and individual student progress.

3. The District shall report to the community at the Annual Meeting the status and effectiveness of the K-8 reading program.

Legal Ref. Wisconsin Statutes Section 118.05

First Reading: June 4, 2013
Second Reading: June 18, 2013
Date Adopted: June 18, 2013
For the Board: Tom Steiner, President; Lynn Jaeger, Vice-President; Cole Marshall, Clerk; Bill Barhyte, Treasurer; Dean Troyer, Member