Visions and Values Meeting Summary

Before Thanksgiving the Visions and Values committee held their final meeting. A summary of the meeting follows.

Visions and Values Meeting Summary

The Visions and Values Committee met on November 25, 2019, facilitated by Kristen Miles from OSBA. Thirteen of the twenty members were present. The group reviewed results of the community survey, which gathered feedback at the Student Success Night (community open house) held in October, and by sending an invitation to participate to every mailing address in the District’s boundaries. The survey asked for feedback in two areas: concepts that might support a vision statement, and six draft values statements. Statistical results were compared and all written comments from participants were read aloud. The group agreed that the six Values statements had received sufficient support from 4/5 of the community (as recommended in the Saxton Report) to move forward with the Values statements as written.

Next the committee broke into three smaller groups, and using the survey feedback as a guide, the committee collaborated to compose a Vision Statement. The group also agreed on a minor edit to the six value statements to wrap in important concepts not included in the draft Vision Statement.

The proposed Vision and Values will be presented to the School Board at the December 18th, 2019 meeting with a recommendation for adoption at the January 15th, 2020 board meeting (both meetings will be held at 7:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Building). The proposed Vision and Values which will be presented are:

Our Vision…

The Corbett School community connects, engages, inspires and collaborates to support every student.

We Value…

  1. Personal Responsibility
    Modeling personal responsibility, commitment, and ethical decision making.
  2. Advocacy
    Advocating for students so they learn to advocate for themselves.
  3. Resilience
    Personal development through resourcefulness and resilience.
  4. Inclusive, Collaborative Relationships
    Creating a community based on inclusiveness, equity, and building collaborative relationships.
  5. Innovation
    Nurturing curious, passionate, creative, and innovative minds.
  6. Continuous Learning
    Fostering student engagement in continuous learning, building on their personal strengths.