Mission Statement: To represent our youth & families in CCSD, Post #5, today in order for our children to meet successfully the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow!
-To adapt our educational system in order to address, reflect, and respond to America's changing economic landscape of the 21st century.
-To support our educators & administrations in order to prepare our youth for that changing landscape.
-To come together as parents, educators, administrators, and community to foster & encourage the entrepreneurial spirit i the coming generations.
-To utilize all of our resources: financial, parental, personnel, & community in order to spur 'out of the box' education that will maximize our children's learning potential.
-To encourage always the development of our children into life long learners!
Smarter Education- The plans that have been laid out for our educational system, just as far back as 2009, in my opinion, could be and should be reevaluated. Looking ahead now from the 2012 perspective, the challenges have shifted and the needs and opportunities have changed.
Where 3 out of 4 people who are unemployed have college degrees and over 50% of this year’s college grads are planning on moving back in with mom and dad because they do not have jobs.
What are we doing to prepare our youth for the changing landscape of the American economy?
What CAN we do to best prepare our youth for the needs and opportunities in that changing landscape so that they may be successful?
These are areas that calling out to be addressed.
Fiscal Responsibility to our community- I believe and KNOW that living within your means brings freedom . The challenges that are facing our schools from a fiscal stand point loom large for the integrity and success of our system. The big picture is that we are forging ahead with a destination in mind that is in the best interests of our students, parents, and teachers. All the while getting the most ‘bang for our buck’.
Supporting Our Educators- With our encouragement to our educators and administrations to think outside the box and truly challenge our young people-and with knowledge, passion, and interaction create life long learners that will be leaders, creators, and assets to the entire community.
Building Bridges- This is a job that is too big and too important for anyone to tackle alone- our entire community with ALL of us focusing on the BIG PICTURE of our children’s future (and ultimately our own). We should do our best to shun division of the small things we don’t see eye to eye on and focus on the BIG VISION for the future for today’s youth and a legacy of standing strong for those who come after us.