Mission, Core Beliefs, And Equity statement

Mission, Core Beliefs, & Equity Statement


The mission of the Bethel Public Schools is to foster a culture of excellence and achievement accomplished through strong, collaborative relationships and rigorous teaching and learning opportunities for all learners. Our graduates will be compassionate, skilled and inquisitive individuals, who take initiative in making positive contributions to society

Core Beliefs 

We believe:  

  1. that educational excellence benefits the entire community and is the shared responsibility of students, families, educators, staff, and citizens. 

  2. that equity is a fundamental value, providing for high-quality education and that the diversity of our students is an asset to the educational community.  

  3. in having high expectations for all children to learn and grow to their full potential.

  4. in developing caring, respectful, and supportive relationships among stakeholders which creates an environment that fosters social-emotional growth.

  5. that if we want our students to engage in a global workforce and become effective stewards of  democracy, we need to develop their ability to think critically,  become effective collaborators, creators and innovators.

  6. in the necessity of teaching students to become informed and positive contributing members of society. 

  7. that recruiting, developing, and retaining exceptional educators creates a rigorous learning environment that will prepare our students for the demands of the future workforce. 

  8. that safe, secure, well-maintained, equipped facilities are essential for the physical, social-emotional, and intellectual development of our students. 

  9. in communicating the fundamental value and quality of education being delivered in our schools.

Equity Statement

The Bethel Public Schools has adopted the CAPSS Equity Statement:

Equity is achieved when student outcomes are not predicted by gender, race, ethnicity, class, or special needs and where all students reach a level of efficacy and competencies that support a rewarding and productive life. This requires the elimination of the inequalities that contribute to disproportionate learning and achievement by students of different social groups while ensuring all students are prepared for a productive and meaningful life.

"Our primary purpose is to improve student achievement."