The Franklin Lakes Learning Community: Achieving Together
Build a learning environment where all children and adults take ownership to become imaginative, reflective, information age explorers and contributors to society.
The Franklin Lakes School District develops in students a life-long commitment to learning, a sense of personal and social responsibility, healthy self-esteem, and a respect and appreciation of diversity.
The Board, in active collaboration with administration, staff and parents, and in responsive partnership with the entire community, will provide a comprehensive, academically challenging educational program that recognizes the individual needs of students and responds to the changing demands of our society.
- Keep teaching and learning the number one priority.
- Focus on student achievement for all levels of learners through the implementation of research-based curriculum that reflects best practices.
- Focus students' education on hands-on, activity-based, interdisciplinary and meaningful learning, which fosters higher level thinking and meets individual needs.
- Foster emotional, social and intellectual development of students through relevant classroom activities, student support services and parental and community involvement.
- Create a variety of comprehensive assessments that identify student strengths and establish goals for individual growth and improvement.
- Foster the appreciation of diverse cultures and the arts.
- Provide a comprehensive and ongoing staff development program that strengthens innovative, effective teaching and support practices and encourages staff to share their expertise and to take ownership of professional growth.
- Provide high quality materials, resources, and technology to support learning.
- Establish a safe, welcoming atmosphere in all of our schools.
- Create an environment that empowers students and adults to take control of their own learning.
- Involve the Franklin Lakes community and staff in developing, implementing and communicating district goals and outcomes.
Approved by the Board of Education: August 26, 2008