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Board of Education Philosophy


We believe that the Baldwin-Woodville Area Schools exist for all students of the district. Further, we believe it is the duty of the school and its staff to assist each student to make the most of her/his abilities, recognizing that we will find a wide range of abilities in any classroom or group of children.
Students must be guided in character development and in social, emotional, and physical growth. We believe that to achieve this goal, the school has a shared responsibility with the home, the church, and the community. Only by working together can we achieve the maximum development of each child. We believe that student, also, must realize that making the most of her/his educational opportunities is primarily the student's responsibility. They must learn to know what the right to a free education means and must do their best to achieve the educational rewards provided by this right.
At all times the board, administration, and teaching staff should work together in planning, advising, admonishing, and setting goals, standards, and ideals that are beneficial for the students and community. Our aim in education is to provide the greatest benefit for the greatest number, taking into consideration the individual differences in interests and abilities of our students.
We believe that the community has a right to be kept informed of what the school is doing and that explanations are necessary when problems arise. We also believe that parents should take their responsibilities seriously, show respect for education, and cooperate fully with school policies and regulations adopted for the benefit of the student, the school, and the community.
We believe it is the duty of our school system to help prepare each student to take her/his place in society. We believe that the extracurricular activities that have value toward that goal should be provided but not allowed to interfere with the academic work of the students.
In summary, our aim is to help our children develop into useful members of our democratic society in cooperation with the home, the church, and the community. We recognize that our children must know how to work and also how to play if we are to keep our country free and democratic.