ADA: School District Goals and Objectives

The mission of the Pulaski County Special School District, as an innovative educational system, is to ensure academic excellence and to serve the unique needs of all learners. The Board has established the following goals to guide the administration in developing specific system-wide objectives by which to provide standards for a quality educational program. The program will support a diversified curriculum that can be modified to accommodate individual students, local communities and state and national goals. The Board further states that all expenditures of funds, selection and use of equipment and materials, and all planned activities and programs should assist in the development of basic education and the mastery of essential skills by which to enable students:
  1. To develop basic skills and mastery of oral and written communications, reading, writing, speaking and listening
  2. To develop knowledge and basic skills in mathematics, the natural sciences and the social sciences
  3. To develop skills of critical, constructive, creative thinking
  4. To develop a positive self-image and a sense of personal worth and character
  5. To develop pride in personal achievement, work and respect for the uniqueness of individual talent
  6. To develop the social skills and values necessary for positive interaction and encounter people with whom they work and live
  7. To encourage loyalty to the United States and emphasize the responsibilities of citizenship
  8. To develop respect and individual responsibility for the ecological balance between man and his environment in order to insure the survival of mankind
  9. To gain information needed to make intelligent job selections which will facilitate social and economic security
  10. To develop a continual desire to learn about our heritage and prospects for our future in world characterized by accelerated change
  11. To develop the values, attitudes and practices of responsible citizenship which are based in traditional American ideals and upon principles which are the foundation for good human relations, respect for the laws of the land, effective community and family membership and environmental awareness
  12. To develop a value system which fosters respect for an understanding of the multicultural, multi-ethnic society which is a part of our heritage
  13. To develop physical and emotional well-being through the practice of good health habits
  14. To develop knowledge and appreciation of human achievement in technical and areas in social cooperation and interdependence, and in art, literature and music
  15. To develop skills in the wise use of leisure time and in the pursuit of lifelong learning
  16. To develop an understanding of the responsibilities and privileges of family membership
  17. To develop knowledge of safety principles and to personally apply the principles
  18. To develop management skills in dealing with money, property and resources in an economic system of free enterprise
The Pulaski County Special School District is a keystone of our community and therefore, has the obligation to be a major resource for enhancing the quality of life for all its citizens. The District strives to:
  1. Meet the common needs and aspirations of the community and the District through a continual exchange of information and perspectives, formal and informal communication with community groups, active participation of citizens in school activities and collaborative projects with the business/industry community
  2. Provide adults with education instruction to satisfy needs and interests
  3. Instill in the student an awareness and understanding of local, national and international problems
  4. Make available school facilities to the community for recreational and service purposes
  5. Identify areas of critical need in the total operation of the school system and make budget adjustments and allocations which meet the needs of the school system
  6. Continue financial stability through good resource management

Adopted: 5/12/81 Revised: 9/11/84 Revised: 11/12/91

Manual Adoption: 2/8/00