The Board of Education of Berkeley School District #87 is responsible for meeting the challenge of providing a comprehensive educational program in an atmosphere that is open, concerned, and responsive to the needs of its students and the community.  To this end, the Board of Education establishes policies that are translated into practices and procedures by the Superintendent and staff to maintain and improve the quality of teaching and learning in District #87 schools.

The following statements express our beliefs with respect to educating the children in School District #87:

WE BELIEVE that all students have an inherent right to equal educational opportunities that will enable them to reach their highest possible academic, social, physical, and ethical levels of development.

WE BELIEVE in providing children with a positive learning atmosphere in which students experience mutual respect and understanding from peers and adults.

WE BELIEVE every child is capable of intellectual growth and that children learn at their own rate and in their own style.

WE BELIEVE learning is best facilitated when based on the child's individual needs and interests.

WE BELIEVE students must be motivated to want to learn, be taught how to learn, and be helped to apply what they lean.

WE BELIEVE a quality education requires systematic and sustained effort by students, staff, parents, and members of the community.

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