Essentials Principles of Successful Public Schools

Democracy: Public school district must be governed by a locally elected, non-partisan school board.

Accountability: Public school district must be held to high standards of performance.

Student-Centered: Every student is entitled to a high quality public education in his or her community.

Community Owned: Public school districts are community school districts — all advances of a public school district and all challenges of a public school district are impacted and owned by its community.