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Lancaster Central School District

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Our Mission

The Lancaster Central School District's purpose is to provide our students with a comprehensive educational program that will allow them to develop fully the necessary academic and social skills to become responsible and productive members of a democratic society.

Our Vision

The Lancaster Central School District, in collaboration with students, parents and community, promotes innovation and change in teaching and learning through a continuous search for the most effective and efficient ways of preparing students for the 21st century.

Our Beliefs

  • The physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of our students is our highest priority.
  • Teachers, administrators, parents, and community share the responsibility for educational excellence.
  • All students can learn.
  • Learning how to learn is as important as what is learned.
  • Students learn best when actively engaged in meaningful learning processes.
  • A safe, accepting, and caring environment promotes student achievement.
  • Respect for self and others will maximize potential.
  • Change provides an opportunity for growth.
  • Individual, cooperative, and competitive experiences enable all students to reach their full potential.
  • Students need to develop critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Curriculum and instruction practices will incorporate opportunities to demonstrate learning.
  • Challenging and measurable expectations increase individual achievement.
  • Ongoing staff development is crucial to a quality educational program.
  • In a rapidly changing society, it is essential to become a lifelong learner.
  • It is important to develop responsible and productive citizens.

Our Goals (2023-2024)

Board Approved: August 28, 2023