A successful school system works in partnership with students, parents, staff and community members. Each contributes a variety of resources and insights which, together, support educational excellence in our rapidly changing world. We consider parents, individuals, community groups, businesses and agencies as potential partners. Shared interest, goals or outcomes define any partnership. That "interest" can be anything—students or families with special needs, specialized skills for a school or an innovative design for a districtwide program. The success of a partnership depends on extensive collaborative planning and regular assessments.
We believe that now, more than ever, we need our community to be involved in the education of our children. By having community representatives and parents in our schools who actively assist us with our educational priorities, we know our schools and kids will benefit. As the 17th century African proverb advises, "It takes a whole village to raise a child" we believe that our children will have a distinct advantage if they have an opportunity to know and understand many more people within our growing Northshore "village".