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Byron Community School District #226

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Superintendent

Dr. Hammack  
Dr. James Hammack, Superintendent
Byron Community Unit School District #226
 
696 N. Colfax Street
Byron, IL 61010
 
Phone: 815-234-5491 x221
Fax: 815-234-4106
 
District Philosophy

School District Philosophy: The School District, in an active partnership with parents and community, will promote excellence in a caring environment in which all students learn and grow. This partnership shall empower all students to develop a strong self-esteem and to become responsible learners and decision-makers. The School District is committed to developing and using a visionary and innovative curriculum, a knowledgeable and dedicated staff, and sound fiscal and management practices.
Mission

Mission Educational Philosophy and Objectives

The District’s educational program will seek to provide an opportunity for each student to develop to his or her maximum potential. The objectives for the educational program are to:

1. Foster students’ self-discovery, self-awareness, and self-discipline.

2. Develop students’ awareness of and appreciation for cultural diversity.

3. Stimulate students’ intellectual curiosity and growth.

4. Provide students with fundamental career concepts and skills.

5. Help students develop sensitivity to the needs and values of others and a respect for individual and group differences.

6. Help each student strive for excellence and instill a desire to reach the limit of his or her potential.

7. Encourage students to become life long learners.

8. Provide an educational climate and culture free of bias concerning the protected classifications identified in policy 7:10, Equal Educational Opportunities. In order for the School Board to monitor whether the educational program is attaining these objectives and to be knowledgeable of current and future resource needs, the Superintendent shall prepare an annual report that includes:
  • A review and evaluation of the present curriculum.
  • A projection of curriculum and resource needs.
  • An evaluation of, and plan to eliminate, any bias in the curriculum or instructional materials and methods concerning the classifications referred to in item 8, above.
  • Any plan for new or revised instructional program implementation.
  • A review of present and future facility needs.
 
CROSS REF: 1:30 (School District Philosophy), 3:10 (Goals and Objectives), 6:15 (School Accountability), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities)

ADOPTED: January 23, 2002

REVISED: May 2006/November 18, 2008

Description School District Philosophy: The School District, in an active partnership with parents and community, will promote excellence in a caring environment in which all students learn and grow. This partnership shall empower all students to develop a strong self-esteem and to become responsible learners and decision-makers. The School District is committed to developing and using a visionary and innovative curriculum, a knowledgeable and dedicated staff, and sound fiscal and management practices