Two Moms Against Common Core

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Which statement encapsulates Wasatch County's values better?



Wasatch Education Center, 101 East 200 North, Heber, Utah
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

After my last post regarding Wasatch School District's strategic plan, I was sent a copy of Nebo school districts mission statement.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide each student with quality instruction, learning opportunities and educational environments which inspire classroom success, personal excellence, and responsible citizenship.
Belief Statements
We Believe That:
  • Each person is unique and has individual worth.
  • Each person is capable of learning and progressing.
  • Each person has rights with accompanying responsibilities and accountability.
  • The family is the foundation of our society.
  • Education is a shared responsibility of the individual, family, school, and community.
  • Optimal learning takes place in a climate of love, caring, respect, trust, and acceptance.
  • A safe environment is best achieved when school, home and community work together.
  • Learning is enhanced when education becomes meaningful.
  • Healthy self-esteem enhances the quality of life.
  • Performing meaningful work and service contributes to the quality of life.
  • Individual integrity, tolerance, and respect for others contribute to a better society.
  • A successful democracy is dependent upon an educated and responsible citizenry.
Strategic Parameters
  • After considering the needs of students and others involved, decisions will be made at the lowest appropriate level of accountability.
  • We will not tolerate behavior or programs which demean the dignity or compromise the safety and well-being of individuals.
  • We will continually evaluate and seek to improve.
  • 100% of our students will graduate or successfully complete their Individual Educational Plans.
  • All students will be prepared with community values, appropriate education, and necessary skills to be responsible and contributing members of society as measured by the perception of students, parents, school staff and community.
  • Each year Nebo School District's average will exceed the national and state norms or standards on standarized and criterion referenced tests.
  • All students will attend school or approved alternatives 100% of the time.
  • All students will experience and contribute to a safe and secure learning environment as perceived by students, parents, school staff, and community.
 Now compare that mission statement to Wasatch County's plan:

In my opinion Nebo District's plan is much more in line with the values of our community.  If I could change just one statement it would be to assert that the United States of America is a Constitutional Republic and not a Democracy.

I can't help myself - If I could change two 

Please let your voice be heard.  

Wasatch Education Center, 101 East 200 North, Heber, Utah
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Here are the emails of all the principals in the valley, the policy director, the school board members, and the Superintendent:,, RYAN BROWN <>, "Kraig Powell" <>,,,,,,,,,, "Brian Thorne" <>,,, 

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