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School Board Goals - 2017/2018
School Board Goal #1
The Newton Community School District School Board will allocate appropriate resources that will empower teachers to ensure that 80-85% of students are meeting the expectations of the core curriculum at each grade level and within all subpopulations.  In addition, the Board will provide resources for supplemental services necessary to support the remaining 15-20% of the students. 
 
School Board Goal #2 
The Newton Community School District School Board will encourage and support the development of partnerships with parent and community stakeholders to enrich student learning and expand educational opportunities and experiences.
 
School Board Goal #3
The Newton Community School District School Board will support and develop a culture that provides:  (1) an encouraging, positive, and high trust environment, (2) that is safe and secure, (3) emotionally and physically healthy, and (4) fosters open and honest communication by allocating funding and establishing policies.
 
School Board Goal #4
The Newton Community School District School Board will provide the technology and allocate the resources for staff to access appropriate professional development designed to enhance their instructional skills. 

Mission Statement
The Newton Community School District will do whatever it takes to ensure all students learn to think, innovate, and succeed.

 
Core Values
  • Every child is valued and is viewed as having tremendous potential.
  • Staff and community members are united in support of all children and their learning.
  • All students are challenged to be their very best.
  • Staff development is embedded in our learning culture.
  • The process of school improvements is internally accountable.

General Areas of Focus
  • Student Achievement
  • Adult Advocate Relationships for Students
  • Safe & Orderly Learning Environments
  • Professional Development
  • The process of school improvements is internally accountable.

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District Office | 1302 First Avenue West | Newton, Iowa 50208 | Phone: 641.792.5809 | Fax: 641.792.9159