DC West Community Schools

Valley, NE


Mission: At Douglas County West Community Schools we create passionate learners by maximizing student achievement through dynamic learning experiences which inspire and provide a quality education for all students within a safe and community-supported environment. We believe…. • Student achievement builds self esteem • Every student can learn and develop through successful experiences. • Each child will be provided educational opportunities that challenge him/her to meet his/her full potential. • Each child is important and is a unique individual with special talents. • The district is accountable to the community for student performance and fiscal responsibility. • Physical and emotional safety is essential for learning. • A positive learning and teaching environment can be created through courtesy and through the mutual respect for the dignity of every person. • The educational process should prepare students to live with and affect change. • Students, parents and teachers share the responsibility for learning. • Public Education is the responsibility of the entire community. Operating Parameters: • The needs and desires of the community will drive our decision making process. • Nothing will take precedence over the pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education program. • We will ensure student learning in a safe and caring environment. • New and existing programs must demonstrate a connection to the district’s mission, beliefs, and objectives. • Behavior that diminishes the self-worth of another person will not be tolerated. • We will select and develop the highest quality staff committed to achieving our mission and objectives. • We will communicate our Strategic Plan in an effort to maintain high levels of student, staff, family and community support.