Belief Statements

The Steel Valley School District believes that . . .

  • an educated citizenry is the foundation for a democratic society.
  • students, family, school, and community all share in the responsibility for education.
  • all people are capable of learning, and learning is a life-long process.
  • all individuals have equal intrinsic worth.
  • our Educational Program will foster enrichment, creativity, and a sense of self-worth.
  • education is the primary means through which individuals and society create and adapt to change.
  • the educational process requires active learning and innovation through the use of a wide variety of instructional methods and resources.
  • high expectations, positive attitudes, and concerted effort directly affect performance, and form the keystone for the entire education process.
  • role models are valuable because they affect behavior, learning, and achievement.
  • the respect of others is directly inter-related to the degree one respects oneself.
  • it is important for people to learn to work together because life is primarily interdependent.
  • a safe, stimulating, comfortable, caring, and attractive environment is conducive to learning.
  • effective governance and decision-making are based on mutual trust and respect and can be enhanced through a climate of open communications.
  • fiscal responsibility requires the judicious use of all available resources.
  • each person has his or her uniqueness, worthy to make special contributions.
  • education is the foundation for a democratic society to achieve.
  • all people are capable of learning in a variety of ways, at different times, but continually throughout life.
  • children are the most important resource for a community.
  • high expectations are critical for the success of education.
  • education should foster/enhance creativity.
  • the level of expectations has a significant impact on the level of achievement.
  • the respect of others is directly related to the degree that one respects oneself.
  • people need to get along with others.
  • people need self-esteem.
  • self-esteem is a basic need similar to food and shelter.

Recent News

Students will be back in their schools on Monday, January 24, 2022. As part of the effort to keep our students in school, I have decided to require that masks be worn inside of our schools. This rule applies to students, staff and visitors.

There will be no in-person classes the week of January 17th. In-person classes to resume on January 24.

The timeframe for both isolation and quarantine has been updated.