Belief Statement

These statements are accepted as doctrines by the Board of Education and as such are the expectations that shall govern decision-making in the Trinidad School District #1.

  1. We believe that all students shall learn and achieve.
  2. All decisions shall be made in the best interest of the students.
  3. We believe that improved student achievement requires families and communities to be partners in the educational process. Parents/guardians shall be valued and respected.
  1. We believe that increased student achievement requires staff to be responsible and accountable for their students’ education.
  2. We believe that increased student achievement requires students to be responsible and accountable for their own education.
  3. We believe that increased student achievement requires families to be responsible and accountable for their children’s education.
  4. We believe that ALL Trinidad School District #1 schools will demonstrate growth according to district, state and national guidelines.
  5. We believe in, and expect all, to respect the dignity and worth of every individual.
  6. We believe that a quality education requires:
    • An effective, qualified teacher in every classroom;
    • An effective, qualified principal focused on instruction in every school;
    • A challenging system wide curriculum;
    • A results-oriented, data-driven focus based on continuous growth;
    • Shared accountability among teachers, principals, and central office personnel;
    • Early intervention for young children.
  7. We believe that every employee must model ethical behavior, exhibit a strong work ethic, and perform at high levels.
  8. We believe that all TSD#1 departments and offices must demonstrate continuous improvement.
  9. We believe that technology is the key to the future.
  10. We believe that decisions should be founded on data and not emotion.