Board of Education Philosophy
Beliefs of the Griffin-Spalding County Schools
1. All students can and will learn.
2. A safe and appropriate environment that supports the physical, emotional, mental, and learning abilities of students promotes their success.
3. Student learning is the chief priority of our schools.
4. Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.
5. Each student is a valued individual with diverse physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
6. Students need to demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills, and also to be actively involved in solving problems and producing quality work.
7. Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
8. Students' learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of our schools and school system.
9. The diversity within our schools and community is a valued strength.
10. Parents/ guardians must be effective partners in the learning process, and their participation is essential to student success.
11. Teachers, administrators, school board members, families, community, and business members share the responsibility for advancing the mission of our schools and school system.
12. The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our schools are going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.
13. Effective research and supportive data are used to design, implement, and evaluate our learning practices.
14. A qualified staff that possesses the appropriate skills, knowledge and commitment to the achievement of all students is essential to the success of our schools.
15. The action of our school board and staff must support and reflect our beliefs.