“Principles that define the culture of the organization and guide the behavior of employees in relationship with students, parents and community”.
Questions were immediately raised with regards to what groups should be included in the definition. Dr. Starr pondered if parent and student behavior should be expected to reflect the core values. Shirley Brandman agreed that core values reflect and guide culture and it is therefore important to determine who is expected to affiliate with those values. A question was also raised whether or not the Board should be included in the definition. Chris Barclay thought that the question for a Board member should
be “Is this an organization I want to work for and have oversight responsibility?”
Judith Docca added that she considers herself an employee of the school system and therefore she expects to be guided by these values.