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Defining Our Very Best

Our Code of Ethics articulates three core principles to aid us in achieving our district's mission of educating all students to their maximum potential. These core priciples also help us in creating a District culture that fosters trust, commitment and teamwork, so that we can build an environment where mutual support, hard work, creativity and innovation are the norm for our District.

Excellence [L. excellentia]
1. The state of excelling, doing better, surpassing. 2. Demonstrating virtue, superiority.

Integrity [ME. integrite]
1. Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code. 2. Soundness, honesty, freedom from corrupting influence or motive. 3. Having the courage to do the right thing.

Responsibility [F.responsabilit(e)]
1. The quality of being accountable. 2. Ability to show good judgment, deliberate thinking, self discipline and perseverance.

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Last Updated: 2/18/2011