OSSD Core Values

OSSD Core Values


The Orange Southwest School District values honesty, ethical behavior, responsibility, and integrity, and these core values guide all of our actions and decisions. Every member of our school community strives to model these values.

The following are examples of how these values are expressed in our schools:

Decision Making: Decisions are based on best practices, collected data, and evidence-based research; and are aligned to the OSSD’s Ends statement.

Responsibility: Adults and students take responsibility for their learning and actions.

Learning: The educational community respects and responds to the diversity of learners.

Professional Development: Opportunities for professional learning and growth are sought by all community members.

Communications: Open and continuous communication is conducted with professionalism and respect.

Parents and Community: Our schools respond to the diversity of our students and communities. Involvement and support are essential to create a healthy school environment.

Role Clarity: Respective roles and responsibilities are clearly understood.

Purpose: Ends and strategic goals are clearly defined and communicated.