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The Berryessa Union School District will strive to ensure that all students have the skills necessary to reach high levels of academic achievement, respect self and others, and become lifelong learners.

Berryessa Union School District believes that:Top of Page

  • Our diversity is our strength
  • Taking responsibility for our actions is essential
  • Beliefs and actions must be aligned
  • Every individual has intrinsic worth
  • Listening to all community voices unites us
  • All children have the right to a safe, nurturing learning environment
  • All staff must be committed to a quality education and academic excellence for ALL students
  • All children must have the opportunity to gain knowledge from challenging academic subjects enhancing their ability to think

Berryessa Union School District Parameters: Top of Page

  • We will make decisions based on the perspectives of all voices in the community
  • We expect excellence in both teaching and learning
  • We will support new programs only when they are implemented with effective staff development and adequate funding
  • We will never give up on a child
  • We will be explicit about our academic expectations for students
  • We will foster civility, ethics and character development  for each student

Four Strategies for Action Plan Development:Top of Page

Student Achievement
All students will succeed when we have high academic standards
and high expectations, assessed at set intervals for continuous improvement.

Community Involvement
All students will succeed when all stakeholders work together to
fully integrate all aspects of our diverse community into full support and
implementation of the mission of the district.

Staff Development
All students will succeed when we have quality staff who use effective
pedagogy and best practices in all subject areas.


All students will succeed when we have effective two-way
communication, internally and externally, and authentic dialogue
among all community stakeholders to build support and understanding.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees June 19th, 2001