NUSD Vision, Goals, Core Values, and Commitments

Our Vision

  • NUSD will provide an engaging and safe learning community where all students will demonstrate responsibility, achieve academic and social-emotional growth, embrace diversity, and are prepared to make decisions about their college and career success.  

Our Core Values

  • We value learning and achievement for each of our students.
  • We value diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • We value our families as partners in the education of their students.
  • We value our committed, collaborative, caring, and exemplary employees.

Our Goals

  1. Increase student success in ELA, math, science, literacy, and civics
  2. Prepare students to be college and career ready
  3. Engage parents and families to support student success in school
  4. Create safe and welcoming learning environments where students attend and are connected to their schools
  5. Recruit, hire, train, and retain high quality staff who are committed, collaborative, caring, and exemplary

Our Commitments

Every student can learn and succeed

  • We will ensure every student will learn and succeed
  • We will dedicate differentiated resources based on diverse and unique student and family needs
  • We will engage our families and community as partners for student success

Disparity and disproportionality can and must be eliminated

  • We will eliminate the achievement gaps
  • We will utilize data to identify and eliminate disparity and disproportionality
  • We will increase access and raise expectations

Our diversity is a strength

  • We will eliminate the achievement gaps
  • We will utilize data to identify and eliminate disparity and disproportionality
  • We will increase access and raise expectations

Staff must be committed, collaborative, caring, and exemplary

  • We will commit to on-going professional development, support, and accountability
  • We will institute collaborative work practices
  • We will value and acknowledge exemplary performance
  • We will demonstrate caring through responsive and quality customer service
  • We will maintain a culture of accountability

  • NUSD Vision: NUSD will provide an engaging and safe learning community where all students will demonstrate responsibility, achieve academic and social-emotional growth, embrace diversity, and are prepared to make decisions about their college and career success.
  • NUSD Core Value: We value learning and achievement for each of our students.
  • NUSD Core Value: We value diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • NUSD Core Value: We value our families as partners in the education of their students.
  • NUSD Core Value: We value our committed, collaborative, caring, and exemplary employees.
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