|Chris Proudfoot||Board President|
|Karalee Hargrove||Board Member||(760) 408-2128|
|Donna Munoz||Board Member|
|Ron Palmer||Board Member|
|J. Edward Will Jr.||Board Member|
The Morongo Unified School District will dedicate its time, energy, and resources to improving student academic achievement, with emphasis on:
Knowledge Skills: To become productive citizens in today's society, students will learn to think critically, to solve problems, and to communicate ideas to others. Strong basic skills support continuous learning in reading, writing, mathematics, science, history, geography, economics, and government.
People Skills: The work place today and in the future will require that students have the necessary skills to work independently and cooperatively.
Work Ethics: Every young person must develop the interest and ability to contribute to the well-being of our society. Students must develop self-discipline and a sense of responsibility for their own actions.
1) Focus on Student Achievement
- Standards/Curriculum: We will adopt standards/curriculum that clearly define what all students are expected to know and be able to do at designated grade levels.
- Assessment: We will adopt multiple methods of assessment, including specific achievement targets, which will measure student achievement of the adopted standards/curriculum.
- Accountability: We will report regularly to parents and the public about how our schools are progressing toward improving educational quality and student achievement. Those schools that are making progress will be rewarded. Those schools that are not progressing will be placed on an improvement plan.
2) Build a Framework of Support for the Instructional Program
- Quality Staff: We will strive to maintain a system that will allow us to hire and maintain good teachers and support personnel.
- Staff Development: We will support the education and training of school staff members so that they will be able to increase student achievement of the grade level standards/curriculum and be held accountable for student performance.
- Instructional Materials and Supplies: We will provide sufficient textbooks for all students and we will allocate funds to school sites for other materials and supplies.
- Technological Capacity: We will support expanded use of technology as a tool for improving student achievement.
- Financial Support: We will seek sufficient funding for school programs and provide funding to sites on an equitable basis.
- District Support Services: We will provide district support needed to improve student achievement, including support of the instructional programs, the instructional facilities, and other needs of personnel.
- Partnerships: We will identify and strengthen networks, partnerships, and other support structures within the K-12 system, between the K-12 system and postsecondary systems, between public education and other human service systems, and between education and the business community.
3) Encourage Community Involvement
- School-Based Management: We will encourage schools to utilize the school-based management approach to governance, involving the public in setting school goals and methods to improve student achievement.
- Publicity: We will provide support to publicize information about school programs, student successes, and personnel involvement.
- Parent Involvement: We will encourage schools to provide opportunities for parent involvement in the education of their children, including parent education opportunities.
- Community Support: We will encourage school and community partnerships in all areas that will improve student achievement.