Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

 Board Mission, Vision & Guiding Principles


To ignite a passion for learning and teaching at high levels.


From school to the world: All students prepared for productive futures.

Guiding Principles​​

Guiding Principles are the shared values and management style of the organization. They articulate the ethical standards by which the organization makes decisions and conducts activities.

The following seven Guiding Principles were adopted by the Board on April 2, 2008 and are incorporated into Board Policy BA/BA-R, Goals and Objectives:

GUIDING PRINCIPLE 1: The school board provides guidance and support to schools by establishing clear goals, aligned policies, high standards, and effective systems of evaluation which produce accountability and results

GUIDING PRINCIPLE 2: The academic achievement of students will be at a level that will enable them, upon graduation from high school, to enter college or the work force fully prepared to be successful -- without need of remediation.

GUIDING PRINCIPLE 3: Education is a shared responsibility between home, school and community.

GUIDING PRINCIPLE 4: A safe, secure and orderly environment is essential for teaching and learning.

GUIDING PRINCIPLE 5: All children can learn and achieve at high levels but may learn at different rates or learning styles.

GUIDING PRINCIPLE 6: Fiscal responsibility and accountability must be maintained at all times.

GUIDING PRINCIPLE 7: Positive relationships are built through honesty and respect which enhance cooperation, safety and well-being of students, families and staff.​

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