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101 Educational Philosophy

As a school corporation of Iowa, the PCM Community School District, acting through its board of directors, is dedicated to promoting an equal opportunity for a quality public education to its students, within the limitations of the school district’s ability , in order to provide for students, in cooperation with the families and the school district community, the opportunity to develop a healthy social, intellectual, emotional, and physical self-concept in a learning environment that provides guidance to and encourages each student to develop his/her full potential to become a productive citizen.


The board endeavors, through the dedication of the school district’s resources, to encourage students to prepare for and anticipate their future. In order to achieve this goal, the board will seek qualified employees dedicated to development of their professional skills for the betterment of the education program and for the expertise for educational productivity.


Instruction and curriculum are the key elements of a public education. Critical thinking and problem solving skills, that will assist the students’ preparation for life, shall be instructed as part of a sequentially coordinated curriculum. The school district strives to prepare students for employment, to discover and nurture creative talent and to prepare them to meet and cope with social change in an atmosphere conducive to learning.


The support and involvement of the home and the school district community are essential to achieve educational excellence in the educational program. The school district strives to maintain an active relationship with the home and the school district community to create within the students an awareness of the importance of each, and to encourage the goals outlined above outside of the educational environment.


Legal Reference:               Iowa Code §§ 256.11, .11A; 275.1

Approved   12/20/90       Reviewed 04/18/2016       Revised 04/18/2016