Our democratic form of government and our way of life depend entirely upon how well the public schools do the job of educating our boys and girls and training them for responsible citizenship. This is the purpose for which the system of free public school exists.
Inherent in our philosophy of life in the United States is the belief that all members of society should lead productive lives. Education, either directly or indirectly, is geared to this goal. Because our heritage has developed the idea that work is an integral part of our lives, education strives to implement this idea so that our way of life will be perpetuated though individual success.
The basic foundation of our education system rests in the principles set forth in our country's Constitution. Therefore, our function in Burlington Public School is to provide the opportunity for each student to develop the skills and attitudes that will promote these ideals. To achieve this end, the school will attempt to foster adequate emotional stability, intellectual understanding, physical development, and social competence.
The school will take its place beside the home and the community in helping each child establish standards by which he or she may live and develop those qualities and attitudes that will enrich and strengthen life.
References: Standards for Accreditation of Oklahoma Schools, State Department of Education, 2002
The education of its students is the primary objective of Burlington School District. Education is both a right and a privilege and all students attending this school are entitled to grow intellectually, morally and physically.
The mission of Burlington Public School District is to provide a learning environment that respects the individual needs of its students and helps them to reach their full potential.
We believe that all students can make a beneficial contribution to the democratic society in which we live. Although the abilities and learning requirements of each student may be different, all students can succeed if provided equitable opportunities to develop competencies in the basic skills and high-order thinking skills.
The education of individual students is the goal of the school, and teachers are the most important factor in that process.
References: Standard 1, Standards for Accreditation of Oklahoma Schools, State Department of Education, 2002
Note: State Department of Education requires philosophy and mission statements